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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
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Contemporary Chinese Studies
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John Fell Oxford University Press (OUP) Research Fund
Grant:
152/015
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Hong Kong Research Grant Council
Publisher:
Taylor andamp; Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Journal:
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
166-185
Publication date:
2016-06-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-06
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ISSN:
1469-8447
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uuid:f7b908bc-4212-4501-8722-dde1d88480d6
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613971
Deposit date:
2016-06-21

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