Book review: Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers. By Jenny Chan,Mark Seldon, and Pun Ngai. London: Pluto Press, 2020. 304 pp. ISBN 9780745341293.£14.99 (paperback). Also published in 2020 by Haymarket Books (Chicago). 300 pp. ISBN9781642592252, $50 (hardcover); ISBN 9781642591248, $19.95 (paperback).
journal contributionposted on 2021-03-05, 10:39 authored by Fuk Ying Tse
Dying for an iPhone is based on the long-standing research on Chinese labor and labor rights advocacy work in which the three authors were involved. The English edition of the book is a relative latecomer, as a previous version of the book has been released in other languages including Chinese, Italian, and Spanish. Nevertheless, this version covers new material on more recent developments of the global expansion and upgrading of Foxconn, Apple’s response to labor standards and environmental hazards, as well as the prospect of the labor movement in China. [Opening paragraph]
CitationILR REVIEW, Volume: 74 issue: 2, page(s): 551-552
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