- 出版社: University of Illinois Press (2017年9月28日)
- 丛书名: Geopolitics of Information
- 平装: 248页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 9780252082122
- 条形码: 9780252082122
- 商品尺寸: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
- ASIN: 0252082125
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Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition (英语) 平装 – 2017年9月28日
"Qiu's grim and eloquent book traces parallels between the digital economy and Atlantic slavery--from Congo mines to Foxconn sweatshops to iPhone users' labor. Full of insights, Goodbye iSlave also offers hope, in new forms of social struggle."--Raewyn Connell, author of Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science "Qiu makes a precise, well-documented, and action-oriented contribution that enriches the observation framework for social sciences. It is a valuable contribution due to its effective overview of the phenomenon and the interconnected areas that make the case. . . and enables the reader to question the material bases that underpin the knowledge and information society of today."--Mobile Media & Communication "This remarkable dissection of twenty-first century global iSlavery, rooted in Qiu's on-the-ground and comparative historical research, gives a high-voltage jolt to complacent iCitizens--and examples of what to do next."--John D.H. Downing, editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media "Anyone who has used a smartphone, tablet, laptop computer, e-reader, video game console, or smart speaker would do well to read Goodbye iSlave. In tight effective prose, Qiu presents a gripping portrait of the lives of Foxconn workers and this description is made more confrontational by the uncompromising language Qiu deploys."--boundary 2
Jack Linchuan Qiu is a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China .
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One would have thought that the author has some bones to pick with Foxconn with the way he uses the company as a main example in illustrating the "iSlaves", but he was careful to remind us that his purpose is to make us think.
I really enjoy this book, despite it being a hard topic to read.
*Got a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review