Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition by Jack Linchuan Qiu

By Jack Linchuan Qiu

Welcome to a courageous new global of capitalism propelled by way of excessive tech, guarded via enterprising authority, and carried ahead by way of thousands of workers being robbed in their souls. accrued into large manufacturing unit complexes and terrified into obedience, those staff feed the world's habit to iPhones and different commodities--a new release of iSlaves trapped in an international economic climate that depends and studiously ignores their oppression. targeting the alliance among Apple and the infamous Taiwanese producer Foxconn, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines how agencies and governments all over the place collude to construct platforms of domination, exploitation, and alienation. His interviews, information research, and first-hand commentary express the conditions confronted via Foxconn workers--circumstances with bright parallels within the Atlantic slave exchange. Qiu additionally exhibits how the enthusiast intake of electronic media additionally creates compulsive loose hard work that constitutes a kind of bondage for the consumer. Arguing as a electronic abolitionist, Qiu attracts thought from transborder activist teams and types of grassroots resistance to make a passionate plea geared toward uniting--and liberating--the forgotten staff who make our twenty-first-century lives possible.

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