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Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Abstract

Welcome to a brave new world of capitalism propelled by high tech, guarded by enterprising authority, and carried forward by millions of laborers. Gathered into mammoth factory complexes and terrified into obedience, these workers feed the world's addiction to iPhones and other commodities—a generation of iSlaves trapped in a global economic system that relies upon and studiously ignores their oppression. Focusing on the alliance between Apple and the notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, the book examines how corporations and governments everywhere collude to build systems of domination, ... More

Keywords: capitalism, high tech, laborers, iPhones, oppression, Apple, Foxconn workers, digital media, free labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040627
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Linchuan Qiu, author
Chinese University of Hong Kong