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Author Chan, Jenny, (Jenny Wai-ling), author
Title Dying for an iPhone : Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China's workers / Jenny Chan, Mark Selden, and Pun Ngai
Imprint Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD7760 .C47 2020    DUE 01-06-22    30610020637617
Descript xvi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-264) and index
"A harrowing look lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers confronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the Chinese state. Suicides, excessive overtime, and hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is a devastating expose of two of the world's most powerful companies: Foxconn and Apple. As the leading manufacturer of iPhones, iPads, and Kindles, and employing one million workers in China alone, Taiwanese-invested Foxconn's drive to dominate global electronics manufacturing has aligned perfectly with China's goal of becoming the world leader in technology. This book reveals the human cost of that ambition and what our demands for the newest and best technology means for workers. Foxconn workers have repeatedly demonstrated their power to strike at key nodes of transnational production, challenge management and the Chinese state, and confront global tech behemoths. Dying for an iPhone allows us to assess the impact of global capitalism's deepening crisis on workers"-- Publisher's website
1 A Suicide Survivor -- 2 Foxconn: The World's Largest Electronics Manufacturer -- 3 Apple Meets Foxconn -- 4 Managing Foxconn -- 5 Voices of Student Interns -- 6 Fire and Brimstone -- 7 Wandering the City -- 8 Chasing Dreams -- 9 Confronting Environmental Crisis -- 10 Dead Man Walking -- 11 Strikes and Protests -- 12 Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Our Book Website -- Appendix 2: Suicides and Attempted Suicides at Foxconn in China, 2010 -- Appendix 3: Fieldwork in China -- Appendix 4: Foxconn Facilities Around the World
Subject Work environment -- China
Quality of work life -- China
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd -- Employees
Apple Computer, Inc -- Employees
Political science
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations. bisacsh
Apple Computer, Inc. fast (OCoLC)fst00591864
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. fast (OCoLC)fst01913590
Employees. fast (OCoLC)fst00909111
Political science. fast (OCoLC)fst01069781
Quality of work life. fast (OCoLC)fst01085055
Work environment. fast (OCoLC)fst01180270
China. fast (OCoLC)fst01206073
Alt Author Pun, Ngai, 1970- author
Selden, Mark, author
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