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  • Wage-Workers, Not Slaves : Reflections on Jack Qiu’s Chapter

    Peter Goodwin

    Chapter from the book: Chandler D. & Fuchs C. 2019. Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data.


    This commentary argues that while the concept of iSlavery is powerful and valuable polemic on the appalling labour conditions of many wage-workers employed to manufacture digital hardware, it is less accurate at an analytical level, and when it is extended to consumers of these goods weak both analytically and polemically.

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    Goodwin, P. 2019. Wage-Workers, Not Slaves : Reflections on Jack Qiu’s Chapter. In: Chandler D. & Fuchs C (eds.), Digital Objects, Digital Subjects. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book29.m

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    Published on Jan. 29, 2019