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Title: Global capital, the state, and Chinese workers the foxconn experience
Authors: Pun, N 
Chan, J 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Modern China, 2012, v. 38, no. 4, p. 383-410
Abstract: In 2010, a startling 18 young migrant workers attempted suicide at Foxconn Technology Group production facilities in China. This article looks into the development of the Foxconn Corporation to understand the advent of capital expansion and its impact on frontline workers’ lives in China. It also provides an account of how the state facilitates Foxconn’s production expansion as a form of monopoly capital. Foxconn stands out as a new phenomenon of capital expansion because of the incomparable speed and scale of its capital accumulation in all regions of China. This article explores how the workers at Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, have been subjected to work pressure and desperation that might lead to suicides on the one hand but also open up daily and collective resistance on the other hand.
Keywords: Global capital
Chinese state
Student workers
Rural migrant workers
Foxconn Technology Group
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: Modern China 
ISSN: 0097-7004
EISSN: 1552-6836
DOI: 10.1177/0097700412447164
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