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Departure: A Changing World

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter makes the connections between slavery and digital media. It contends that even in the present era of digital media technologies, exploitation and injustice—here broadly defined as ... More


Manufacturing iSlaves

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter briefly introduces the two primary modes of iSlavery, which engender manufacturing iSlaves and manufactured iSlaves, respectively. The bulk of this chapter is devoted to labor issues in ... More


Manufactured iSlaves

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter deals with the “manufactured iSlave,” beginning with the story of a Chinese teenager who sold his kidney to buy an iPhone and an iPad. It compares fanatic consumption of digital media ... More


Molding and Resisting Appconn

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains the rise of Appconn, with special attention to its pitfalls. Besides the usual factors of global capital and national policymaking, emphasis is attached to the local state in ... More


A Temporary Closure

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040627
eISBN:
9780252099069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040627.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter concludes the volume with reflections on our past, present, and future. Three circular models are discussed as a way to summarize the structural similarities between iSlavery and the ... More


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