Monday, May 1, 2017
New From Yale: Jessica Lake: The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy (2016)
New from Yale University Press: Jessica Lake, The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right To Privacy (2016).
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.
Professor Lake teaches at Swinburne University of Technology, and is currently Karl Lowenstein Fellow in Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College, Massachusetts.