chapter  11
17 Pages

Network Labor: Beyond the Shadow of Foxconn


At the QUT Workshop, I shared my observations about work injuries in Foxconn, the manufacturer that makes all Apple products. In international press, the Longhua campus of Foxconn in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, had already been known as “iPod City” due to its enormous scale and harsh conditions exposed by a British newspaper in 2006.2 I had also been visiting hospitals fi lled with injured Foxconn workers, who typically lost their fi ngertips producing mobile phones and computers.