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Book cover of Dying For An iPhone by Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai

Dying For An iPhone 'Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China's Workers' - Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai


Suicides, excessive overtime, 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 mean 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.

Dying For An iPhone - Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai

  • Paperback

    ISBN:    9780745341293
    Publisher:    Pluto Press
    Pub date:    20 May 2020
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    304

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