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1. The Life and Times of Targeted Killing

Author : Markus Gunneflo ; Juridiska institutionen ; [] Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; Targeted killing ; assassination ; international law ; constitutional law ; human rights ; law of armed conflict ; law of occupation ; history ; politics ; Roberto Esposito ; Walter Benjamin ; Carl Schmitt ; sovereignty ; community ; immunity ;

Abstract : Against the background of the ongoing shift in the perception of the legality and legitimacy of extraterritorial lethal force in counterterrorism, this thesis analyses the emergence of so-called “targeted killing” in the history of Israel and the US, as well as in international law. It finds that the relationship between targeted killing and law, particularly international law, is not a straightforward case of more or less determinate and legally binding norms being applied to state measures adopted in situations of insecurity (in this case, those of the second Intifada and 9/11) but rather one of a much longer and mutually productive relationship. READ MORE

2. The Burden of Responsibility : Predicaments of Environmental Life in the Caraballo Mountains, Northern Philippines

Author : Macario Lacbawan ; Don Kulick ; Claudia Merli ; Deborah Gewertz ; Uppsala universitet ; [] Keywords : HUMANITIES ; HUMANIORA ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER ; NATURAL SCIENCES ; NATURVETENSKAP ; NATURVETENSKAP ; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; HUMANIORA ; NATURAL SCIENCES ; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; HUMANITIES ; Indigeneity ; Indigenous People ; Environment ; Conservation ; Legal Recognition ; Swidden Agriculture ; Ikalahan People ; Philippines ; Kulturantropologi ; Cultural Anthropology ;

Abstract : Indigenous people are not obviously, or naturally, stewards of the environment. But when the idea that they are such custodians gains legal traction, and when indigenous land-use practices are codified to reflect environmental principles, they become a burden of responsibility that has significant consequences for the lives and the livelihoods of indigenous communities. READ MORE

3. As if Peoples Mattered: Critical Appraisal of "Peoples" and "Minorities" from the International Human Rights Perspective and Beyond

Author : Zelim Tskhovrebov ; Juridiska institutionen ; [] Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; Self-Actualization ; Individuation ; Games ; Self-Determination ; International Law ; Peoples ; Minorities ; Human rights ; Mänskliga rättigheter ;

Abstract : The subject matter of the thesis is the comprehensive - legal and multidisciplinary - analysis of the terms 'peoples' and 'minorities' in international law. The argument of the author proceeds in four parts: the Problematique which deals with the 'minority challenge' and the international normative response to that challenge; the Critique, criticizing the basic underlying assumptions of the discourse; the Diagnostics, diagnosing the causative factors behind the normative 'malaise'; and the Resolutique, recapping the best international law of human rights offers for the solution of the 'minority' problem on the one hand, and suggesting new ways of looking on the problem, on the other. READ MORE

4. The Impact of User Weight on Brands and Business Practices in Mass Market Fashion

Author : Ulf Aagerup ; Rita Mårtenson ; Sweden Gothenburg Economics and Law University of Gothenburg Department of Business Administration School of Business ; [] Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; brands ; brand personality ; user imagery ; assortments ; fashion ; fashion retailing ;

Abstract : Overweight people claim to be mistreated by the fashion industry. If they were, it would be in line with branding theory supporting the idea of rejecting fat consumers to improve user imagery for fashion brands. However, fashion companies do not confess to such practices.To shed some light on the subject, I have conducted two studies. READ MORE

5. Marketing fads and fashions - exploring digital marketing practices and emerging organisational fields

Author : Christofer Pihl ; Göteborg University Business and Law School of Economics ; [] Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ; SOCIAL SCIENCES ; Social media ; fashion ; marketing practices ; institutional entrepreneurship ;

Abstract : The use of social media such as blogs has grown remarkably in Sweden during recent years. The largest segment of blogs consists of fashion blogs, i.e. blogs that focus on fashion brands, fashion products and fashion e-commerce. READ MORE

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This guide will help you to start your research in this area. It provides an selection of print and electronic materials available through the library as well as a list of helpful interdisciplinary resources.

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Currently there are few law journals that focus specifically on fashion law. However, a keyword search of any database of law journals shows that this does not mean that no one is writing on these topics. Below are a few journals and periodicals that are specifically devoted to fashion law, but it is well worth broadening your research to other journals as well.

  • Cardoza Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Access via Westlaw This journal publishes articles related to fashion law and also blogs on related topics .
  • The Business of Fashion This periodical covers both business and law topics in the fashion world. Coverage in Westlaw 2009-present.
  • The Vogue Archive Access via Harvard Key This database provides access to every issue of Vogue from 1892 to the current month.
  • The Fashion Law Access is available on the Harvard Law School campus. Off-campus access is available to current HLS affiliates and controlled by Harvard Key. News about fashion and the law. The Enterprise Resources Center includes topical deep dives and court filings from selected cases.

Fashion Law Blogs

Fashion Law is a fast-moving and interdisciplinary field. One way to try to keep up with the latest developments in this area is to follow relevant blogs. While the blogs below represent some good sources of information, there are many more out there if you are interested in a specific sub-field within fashion law.

  • The Fashion Law & Business Report This blog from Gibson Dunn is a good resource for current awareness of fashion law. It covers relevant cases, laws, and other legal matters.
  • Fashion Counsel The law firm Arent Fox hosts this blog, which covers key legal issues of interest to those in the fashion industry.
  • Fashion Law Blog Another law firm blog, this time from Fox Rothschild, this is a good source for up-to-date analysis of fashion law issues.
  • Fashion & Apparel Law Blog This blog from Sheppard Mullin includes not only matters related to fashion law but also those related to the beauty field.

Moving Beyond Legal Research

Even if your project primarily focuses on legal research, you may need or want to look to other subject areas to supplement your research. This is true for many legal research projects, but perhaps even more so for fashion law, which often incorporates within it the topics of design, art, manufacturing, economics, history, and popular culture. No matter how long it has been since you last researched a non-law topic, these sources will help you to get started with the interdisciplinary side of your research.

  • Schlesinger Library's Fashion Research Guide The staff at the Schlesinger Library here on Harvard's campus has created a guide to finding fashion-related materials in their archival collections. These collections focus on several individuals and periods in history and are a great source for historical fashion research.
  • Bloomsbury Fashion Central This database combines a number of ebooks, encyclopedias, reference works, and images in a fully searchable database. Tip: Check out the advanced search feature to better limit your results; it has several helpful features.
  • Europeana Fashion This specialized portal within the larger Europeana site centers on fashion resources. While most of the resources are images, there is other content, including a fashion-focused blog.
  • Fashion Plate Collection University of Washington has digitized their collection of historic fashion plates and now offers them in a searchable database.
  • All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume University of Wisconsin has digitized a wide range of fashion and dressmaking publications from the first part of the 1900's. You can browse the materials or search the full-text documents.
  • New York Times Fashion News All of the New York Times' coverage of fashion and apparel news on a variety of topics.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Fashion Portal The Victoria & Albert Museum offers a wealth of information about its extensive fashion and textile collection as well as its past exhibits on its fashion portal.
  • Vintage Fashion This YouTube collection from British Pathe includes a wide range of fashion-related videos.

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#Cancelled: an exploration of intellectual property law and the new extra-legal social norms against copycatting and cultural (mis-)appropriation in fashion design

Brown, Anna Catherine (2022). #Cancelled: an exploration of intellectual property law and the new extra-legal social norms against copycatting and cultural (mis-)appropriation in fashion design. University of Birmingham. M.Jur.

This dissertation explores the relationship between fashion design and global contemporary intellectual property legal systems. This exploration informs a comparison with the methodologies of two online intellectual property call-out platforms to understand why intellectual property self-help in fashion design has become so popular, and what this tells us about the relationship between fashion design and intellectual property law. This analysis unveils a cycle of tension that runs throughout this dissertation: fashion design and conventional intellectual property law share a complex relationship, and aggrieved designers and indigenous community groups who believe their designs have been infringed are exasperated at the slow and ineffective mechanisms of the law. Consequently, they turn to the informal enforcement mechanisms of the online, viral call-out platforms, who have come to prominence during the social media boom of the past decade. These call-out platforms can resolve issues quickly, inexpensively, and often with better results than the courtroom could offer. However, the methodologies of these platforms, and the online noise that surrounds them and the broader ‘call-out’ culture in which they sit, means that the call-outs often lack merit, are devoid of legal nuance and subject to intense criticism. As online audiences awaken to this, a shift back to the carefully constructed nuance of the law is beginning to happen. This dissertation establishes that it is likely that this cycle of tension between fashion design, intellectual property law and intellectual property self-help remedies is not new. However, due to their popularity, these call-out platforms are likely to continue in their current form for some time yet, with their weaknesses doubling as their strengths, and a new anti- copying discourse now in the mainstream. This dissertation concludes by suggesting that while this tension is unlikely to be resolved, there is an important role of intellectual property professionals to engage with the platforms to bring nuance to the debate and evoke positive change.

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Fashion is a massive industry that thrives in a competitive global environment despite minimal legal protections for its creative design. While many people dismiss fashion as trivial and ephemeral, its economic importance and cultural influence are enormous. The fashion industry is a global phenomenon, with an international language understood by millions of people. Up to date, the fashion scene brings more and more fans willing to pay large sums of money to feel and to look good about their appearance and adornments. This increased interest has caused the fashion industry to face challenges that were not common in the past decades. Consequently, it came necessary to set the rules to make this a bigger and more effective business. As a result, Fashion law came as brand new legal specialty that involves several issues of intellectual property rights, particularly trademark law and copyright law though it can include patents and trade secrets. Patent and trade secrets become relevant when the fashion company has developed new manufacturing process or method as the fashion industry functions on the basis of collaboration, primarily between designers, manufacturers, merchandisers and retailers from all around the world to deliver to consumers' clothing, footwear and accessories.

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