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The Resource Goodbye iSlave : a manifesto for digital abolition, Jack Linchuan Qiu

Goodbye iSlave : a manifesto for digital abolition, Jack Linchuan Qiu

Label
Goodbye iSlave : a manifesto for digital abolition
Title
Goodbye iSlave
Title remainder
a manifesto for digital abolition
Statement of responsibility
Jack Linchuan Qiu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Welcome to a brave new world of profit making, propelled by high technology, guarded by enterprising authority, and carried forward by millions of workers. These millions of bodies gather in gigantic factory complexes to produce coveted commodities--iPhones, iPads, and other gadgets--for consumers worldwide. Yet, at these same factories, working conditions are notoriously oppressive, to the point that a number of employees there have committed suicide. In this study, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines systems of domination, exploitation, and alienation in an era of information technology, global connectivity, and individual consumerism engineered by corporations in collusion with national and regional state authorities. Focusing on notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, Qiu conceptually develops the idea of iSlavery and the planetary Apple-Foxconn alliance he calls Appconn. Beginning with historical and legal explorations of slavery, he compares conditions of Foxconn workers to those of 17th century transatlantic slaves. Moving on from labor issues, he turns to fanatic consumption of digital media and argues that compulsive free labor contributions to commodity cycles constitute another form of iSlavery. Qiu relies on interviews, news analysis, and first-hand observation to clarify the circumstances faced by Foxconn workers and examine how a transborder working-class civil society was mobilized. He analyzes how media play a role in shaping public opinion and influencing corporate and state policies, ultimately affecting the fate of workers at the very bottom of the problematic new international division of labor"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Qiu, Jack Linchuan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Geopolitics of information
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Internet industry
  • Slavery
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Slavery
  • China
Label
Goodbye iSlave : a manifesto for digital abolition, Jack Linchuan Qiu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Departure: A Changing World; 2. Patterns of Slavery; 3. Manufacturing iSlave; 4. Manufactured iSlave; 5. Molding and Resisting Appconn; 6. A Temporary Closure; Appendix; Notes; Index; About The Author
Control code
ocn952139046
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099069
Lccn
2016028653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hf5s2q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952139046
Label
Goodbye iSlave : a manifesto for digital abolition, Jack Linchuan Qiu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Departure: A Changing World; 2. Patterns of Slavery; 3. Manufacturing iSlave; 4. Manufactured iSlave; 5. Molding and Resisting Appconn; 6. A Temporary Closure; Appendix; Notes; Index; About The Author
Control code
ocn952139046
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099069
Lccn
2016028653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hf5s2q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952139046

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