Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reading list: the laws of image

Samantha Barbas, The Laws of Image, New Eng. L. Rev. (forthcoming)

From the introduction:

This article offers a broad overview of the development of the modern “image torts” and the phenomenon of personal image litigation. An intertwined history of the law, culture, and the self, it explores how the law became a stage for,  and participant in, the modern preoccupation with personal  image, and how tort law’s models of personhood and identity in turn transformed understandings of the self. Through legal claims for libel, invasions of privacy, and other assaults to the image, the law was brought, both practically and imaginatively, into popular fantasies and struggles over personal identity and self-presentation.  


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