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

In the latest issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies an article has been published about Apple’s value chain, Foxconn’s mode of labor control, and Chinese workers’ struggles.

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

The following abstract has been released:

“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.”

The full article is available for purchase here.