The Consumption of Counterfeit Fashion

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


This book explores the consumption of counterfeit fashion goods. Despite the importance of the consumer in counterfeiting policy, there has been a lack of attention within criminology about the demand for counterfeit goods. A tendency to explain counterfeit consumption through deviance or 'othering' reinforces stereotypical assumptions about consumers and overplays the importance of superficial factors in consumption. The book argues that there is a need to consider demand for illicit goods within a broader understanding of the nature of fashion and the fashion industry.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages105
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01330-1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice


  • counterfeits
  • illicit markets
  • fashion
  • demand and supply


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