Monday, September 23, 2013

[Upcoming Seminar] Goodbye iSlave: Foxconn Labor and Networked Resistance

Goodbye iSlave: Foxconn Labor and Networked Resistance

Speaker: Jack Linchuan QIU
(Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Time:  12:30 p.m. , Friday, 27 September 2013
Venue: Room 11 Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK

Focusing on the case of Foxconn, this talk discusses 21st-century slavery in an era of information echnology, global connectivity, and local disconnect. It proposes the heuristic notion of "iSlavery", while examining networked activism against labor abuse at the world’s largest electronics factory. Drawing from three years of fieldwork and multimedia action research, this talk will be a provocative intervention to help rethink issues of labor and technology, network and resistance, class formation and cultural transformation, including the possibilities for a post-capitalist world system that is, at last, slave-free. 

Feel free to bring your box lunch or sandwich to eat during the talk

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