Tech Won't Save Us: How Foxconn Treats the Workers Who Built Your iPhone w/ Jenny Chan

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Paris Marx is joined by Jenny Chan to discuss the difficult lives of Foxconn factory workers, the company’s relationship with Apple, the structural roadblocks to better working conditions, and how Chinese workers are trying to push back.

Jenny Chan is the co-author of “Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and The Lives of China’s Workers” with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai. It’s available from Haymarket Books and Pluto Press. She is also an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.

Subject

Chinese labor in global production

Period17 Sep 2020

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  • TitleHow Foxconn Treats the Workers Who Built Your iPhone w/ Jenny Chan
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTech Won't Save Us
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size50 mins 22 secs
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    Date17/09/20
    DescriptionParis Marx is joined by Jenny Chan to discuss the difficult lives of Foxconn factory workers, the company’s relationship with Apple, the structural roadblocks to better working conditions, and how Chinese workers are trying to push back.

    Jenny Chan is the co-author of “Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and The Lives of China’s Workers” with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai. It’s available from Haymarket Books and Pluto Press. She is also an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

    Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.
    Producer/AuthorParis Marx
    URLhttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1004689/5475409-how-foxconn-treats-the-workers-who-built-your-iphone-w-jenny-chan
    PersonsWai Ling Chan

Keywords

  • China
  • labor
  • Apple
  • Foxconn
  • the state
  • Dying for an iPhone