The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy by Jessica LakeThe Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy by Jessica Lake

The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To Privacy

byJessica Lake

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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A compelling account of how women shaped the common law right to privacy during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Drawing on a wealth of original research, Jessica Lake documents how the advent of photography and cinema drove women—whose images were being taken and circulated without their consent—to court. There they championed the creation of new laws and laid the groundwork for America’s commitment to privacy. Vivid and engagingly written, this powerful work will draw scholars and students from a range of fields, including law, women’s history, the history of photography, and cinema and media studies.

About The Author

Jessica Lake is a lecturer in law at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and from August 2016 will be the Karl Lowenstein Fellow in Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Title:The Face That Launched A Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged A Right To PrivacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.06 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300214227

ISBN - 13:9780300214222

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“A fascinating, fresh perspective on the long-debated issue of balancing the right of privacy with the public’s rights.”—Choice?