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Jack Linchuan Qiu is a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China .


"This remarkable dissection of twenty-first century global iSlavery, rooted in Qiu's on-the-ground and comparative historical research, gives a high-voltage jolt to complacent iCitizens--and examples of what to do next."--John D.H. Downing, editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

"Anyone who has used a smartphone, tablet, laptop computer, e-reader, video game console, or smart speaker would do well to read Goodbye iSlave. In tight effective prose, Qiu presents a gripping portrait of the lives of Foxconn workers and this description is made more confrontational by the uncompromising language Qiu deploys."--boundary 2

"Qiu's grim and eloquent book traces parallels between the digital economy and Atlantic slavery--from Congo mines to Foxconn sweatshops to iPhone users' labor. Full of insights, Goodbye iSlave also offers hope, in new forms of social struggle."--Raewyn Connell, author of Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science

"Readers from media and information studies, sociology, history and many other social sciences disciplines will find Goodbye iSlave illuminating." --The China Quarterly

"Networking China is highly recommended for researchers or students in the area of media and communications, economics, political sciences and Chinese studies, as well as practitioners and policy-makers in communication sectors." --Information, Communication & Society
"Qiu's book brings attention to the hidden and deeply exploitative conditions of digital labor that make possible our world of new media and technologies." --PoLAR

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