By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado
At the tip of the Seventies, chinese language item moved to Brazil through Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain related to the creation, distribution, and intake of inexpensive items. fiscal adjustments within the twenty-first century, together with the enforcement of highbrow estate rights and the growing to be value of rising economies, have had a dramatic influence on how this chain works, criminalizing and dismantling a exchange procedure that had formerly functioned in an prepared shape and inspired the stream of products, funds, and folks at transnational degrees.
This ebook analyses how alternate networks that produced, allotted, and bought affordable synthetic items lively an immense and colourful process from China to Brazil, interpreting the method at international, nationwide, and native degrees. From an international point of view, highbrow estate is a robust discourse that governs the area process via framing the idea of piracy as a illegal activity. yet on the nationwide point, how do geographical regions face up to and/or suggest, interpret, and follow an international standpoint? And what impression does that experience on how usual humans manage their lives round the program? Interweaving discourse on transnational investors and manufacturers, nationwide tasks, and overseas institutions, Counterfeit Itineraries within the international South presents low-income investors now not as passive sufferers of globalization, yet as energetic actors within the distribution of inexpensive items throughout borders within the international South.
Based on fifteen years of ethnographic box paintings in China and Brazil, Counterfeit Itineraries within the worldwide South will be of curiosity to students of financial anthropology, improvement reports, political financial system, Latin the US stories, chinese language reports, and socio-legal reports.
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Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South: The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil (Routledge Studies in Anthropology) by Rosana Pinheiro-Machado