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Download e-book for kindle: Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition by Jack Linchuan Qiu

By Jack Linchuan Qiu

ISBN-10: 0252040627

ISBN-13: 9780252040627

ISBN-10: 0252082125

ISBN-13: 9780252082122

Welcome to a courageous new global of capitalism propelled through excessive tech, guarded via enterprising authority, and carried ahead by way of hundreds of thousands of workers being robbed in their souls. collected into big manufacturing unit complexes and terrified into obedience, those employees feed the world's habit to iPhones and different commodities--a iteration of iSlaves trapped in an international financial system that depends and studiously ignores their oppression. concentrating on the alliance among Apple and the infamous Taiwanese producer Foxconn, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines how companies and governments in all places collude to construct platforms of domination, exploitation, and alienation. His interviews, information research, and first-hand statement exhibit the conditions confronted by means of Foxconn workers--circumstances with bright parallels within the Atlantic slave exchange. Qiu additionally exhibits how the enthusiast intake of electronic media additionally creates compulsive unfastened exertions that constitutes a kind of bondage for the consumer. Arguing as a electronic abolitionist, Qiu attracts thought from transborder activist teams and different types of grassroots resistance to make a passionate plea aimed toward uniting--and liberating--the forgotten staff who make our twenty-first-century lives possible.

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