Dying for an iPhone
Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers
Jenny Chan, Mark Selden, Pun Ngai
Where did your phone come from?
Who made it?
This book tells the story of the people who make iPhones, iPads and Kindles, driving the huge profits of two of the world’s most powerful companies – Foxconn and Apple – and the implications for global consumers.
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Dying for an iPhone is published in South Korea as follows:
Title in Hangul: 아이폰을 위해 죽다
Publication date: Oct 23th 2021
Retail Price: 18,000 KRW
Trial on First Chapter:
“CRITICAL , ACCESSIBLE , and RIGOROUSLY RESEARCHED ,
this book offers the most comprehensive analysis of Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics factory: its bleak landscape, dire consequences, and inspiring efforts to change it for the better.”
Jack Linchuan Qiu
Author of Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition
WHAT IS THE TRUTH ?
La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître (2022)
- Jenny Chan. 2023. Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contracting and Migrant Workers in China’s Last-Mile Parcel Delivery (The Asia-Pacific Journal)
- Jenny Chan. 2022. “The Foxconn Suicide Express.” Pp. 625-34 in Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. (New York: Verso Books).
- Jenny Chan. 2021. Hunger for profit: how food delivery platforms manage couriers in China (Sociologias)
- Jenny Chan. 2020. A Precarious Worker-Student Alliance in Xi’s China (The China Review)