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Apple, Foxconn, and Chinese workers’ struggles from a global labor perspective

Abstract:
To enrich the discussion of global labor, between 2010 and 2016, we studied Apple’s value chain, Foxconn’s mode of labor control, and Chinese workers’ struggles. Through our fieldwork in China we also examined Apple’s and Foxconn’s responses to the spate of worker suicides, workers’ resistance, the activism of scholar and student groups, and transnational justice campaigns. We conclude with reflection on global labor studies in light of the debates between Karl Polanyi’s counter movement and Karl Marx’s class-based struggle.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, Contemporary Chinese Studies
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Publisher:
Taylor andamp; Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles Publisher's website
Journal:
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
166-185
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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ISSN:
1469-8447
URN:
uuid:f7b908bc-4212-4501-8722-dde1d88480d6
Source identifiers:
613971
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pubs:613971

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