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Goodbye iSlaveA Manifesto for Digital Abolition$
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Jack Linchuan Qiu

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040627

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.001.0001

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A Temporary Closure

A Temporary Closure

(p.171) 6 A Temporary Closure
Goodbye iSlave

Jack Linchuan Qiu

University of Illinois Press

This chapter concludes the volume with reflections on our past, present, and future. Three circular models are discussed as a way to summarize the structural similarities between iSlavery and the seventeenth-century system of triangular trade, while proposing a tentative model of collective action toward an alternative future, a model in which gadgets serve people and promote global justice. Linking up continents, peoples, and technologies, these models are all about circuits of capital accumulation, structural domination, and endless struggle. They bring about cultural change, from far-flung communities to everyday practices and mundane social relations. Ultimately, the chapter considers our possible future, as we move on from iSlavery and the capitalist world system.

Keywords:   circular models, iSlavery, triangular trade, collective action, alternative futures, global justice, cultural change, capitalist world system

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