Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

By: David Sonnenfeld (editor), Ted Smith (editor), David N. Pellow (editor)Hardback

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Examines the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments around the world


Foreword: Technology Happens by Jim Hightower Introduction 1. The Quest for Sustainability and Justice in a High-Tech World - Ted G. Smith, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David N. Pellow Part I. Global Electronics 2. The Changing Map of Global Electronics: Networks of Mass Production in the New Economy - Boy Luthje; 3. Occupational Health in the Semiconductor Industry - Joseph LaDou; 4. Double Jeopardy: Gender and Migration in Electronics Manufacturing - Anibel Ferus-Comelo; 5. "Made in China": Electronics Workers in the World's Fastest Growing Economy - Apo Leong and Sanjiv Pandita; 6. Corporate Social Responsibility in Thailand's Electronics Industry - Tira Foran and David A. Sonnenfeld; 7. Electronic Workers in India - Sanjiv Pandita; 8. Out of the Shadows and into the Gloom? Worker and Community Health in and around Central and Eastern Europe's Semiconductor Plants - Andrew Watterson Part II. Environmental Justice And Labor Rights 9. From Grassroots to Global: SVTC's Milestones in Building a Movement for Corporate Accountability and Sustainability in the High-Tech Industry - Leslie Byster and Ted G. Smith; 10. The Struggle of Occupational Health in Silicon Valley - Amanda Hawes with David N. Pellow; 11. Immigrant Workers in Two Eras: Struggles and Successes in Silicon Valley - David N. Pellow and Glenna Matthews; 12. Worker Health at National Semiconductor, Greenock: Freedom to Kill? (Scotland) - James McCourt; 13. Community-Based Organizing for Labor Rights, Health and the Environment: Television Manufacturing on the Mexico-U.S. Border - Connie Garcia and Amelia Simpson; 14. Labor Rights and Occupational Health in Jalisco's Electronic Industry (Mexico) - Raquel E. Partida Rocha; 15. Breaking the Silicon Silence: Giving Voice to Health and Environmental Impacts within Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park - Shenglin Chang, Hua-mei Chiu, and Wenling Tu; 16. Human Lives Valued Less than Dirt: Former RCA Workers Contaminated by Pollution Fighting Worldwide for Justice (Taiwan) - Yu-ling Ku; 17. Unionizing Electronics: The Need for New Strategies - Robert Steiert Part III. E-Waste & Extended Producer Responsibility 18. The Electronics Production Lifecycle. From Toxics to Sustainability: Getting Off the Toxic Treadmill - Leslie Byster and Ted G. Smith; 19. High-Tech Pollution in Japan: Growing Problems, Alternative Solutions - Fumikazu Yoshida; 20. High-Tech's Dirty Little Secret: Economics and Ethics of the Electronic Waste Trade - Jim Puckett; 21. High-tech Heaps, Forsaken Lives: E-waste in Delhi (India) - Ravi Agarwal and Kishore Wankhade; 22. Importing Extended Producer Responsibility for Electronic Equipment into the United States - Chad Raphael and Ted G. Smith; 23. International Environmental Agreements and the Information Technology Industry - Ken Geiser and Joel Tickner; 24. Design Change in Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation in Sweden and Japan - Naoko Tojo; 25. the Dell Market Campaign (USA) - David Wood and Robin Schneider

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  • ISBN13: 9781592133291
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781592133291
  • ISBN10: 1592133290

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