Regulating style : intellectual property law and the business of fashion in Guatemala
- Kedron Thomas.
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource
- Thomas, Kedron, 1979- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction
- 1. Economic Regulation and the Value of Concealment
- 2. The Ethics of Piracy
- 3. Brand Pollution
- 4. Fiscal and Moral Accountability
- 5. Making the Highlands Safe for Business Conclusion: Late Style Notes References Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fashion knockoffs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who cannot afford high-priced originals. Fashion companies have taken notice, ensuring that international trade agreements include stronger intellectual property protections to prevent brand "piracy." In Regulating Style, Kedron Thomas approaches the fashion industry from the perspective of indigenous Maya people who make and sell knockoffs, asking why they copy and wear popular brands, how they interact with legal frameworks and state institutions that criminalize their livelihood, and what is really at stake for fashion companies in the global regulation of style.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Clothing trade > Moral and ethical aspects > Guatemala.
- Clothing trade > Law and legislation > Guatemala.
- Intellectual property infringement > Economic aspects > Guatemala.
- Fashion > Social aspects > Guatemala.
- Mayas > Employment > Guatemala.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Anthropology > Cultural.
- LAW > Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
- Clothing trade > Law and legislation.
- Clothing trade > Moral and ethical aspects.
- Fashion > Social aspects.
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- 9780520964860 (electronic bk.)
- 0520964861 (electronic bk.)
- 9780520290969 (cloth ; alk. paper)
- 0520290968 (cloth ; alk. paper)
- 9780520290976 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- 0520290976 (pbk. ; alk. paper)