Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital Revolution

CULANTH 360

Examination of the Apple Corporation’s development from a Silicon Valley garage operation to a company with unprecedented global reach; the Cult of Steve Jobs, the Apple Launch and use the design and development of the Apple Store; labor and environmental struggles over Apple supply chain and production processes, from cobalt mining in Africa to Foxconn factories in China; migrant worker suicide and poetry as forms of protest in China; e-waste villages and digital rubbish; everyday uses of Apple technology and the ethics of consuming Apple products. Instructor: Litzinger
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 360
  • ICS 369
  • LIT 361
  • SOCIOL 360
Typically Offered
Occasionally