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Author Chan, Jenny, author.

Title Dying for an iphone : Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China's workers / Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2020.
©2020
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  331.2560951 CHA    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note Includes appendices: Our book website ; Suicides and attempted suicides at Foxconn in China, 2010 ; Fieldwork in China ; Foxconn facilities around the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index.
Summary 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 iPhoneis 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.
Subject Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. -- Employees.
Apple Computer, Inc. -- Employees.
Work environment -- China.
Political science.
Added Author Pun, Ngai, 1970- author.
Selden, Mark, author.
ISBN 9781642591248
1642591246
9781642592252
1642592250
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