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Author Byler, Darren, author.

Title In the camps : China's high-tech penal colony / Darren Byler.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  365.4508 BYLER    Check Shelf
Description 159 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Pre-crime -- Phone disaster -- Two faced -- The animals -- The Unfree.
Summary "Novel forms of state violence and colonization have been unfolding for years in China's vast northwestern region, where more than a million and a half Uyghurs and others have vanished into internment camps and associated factories. Based on hours of interviews with camp survivors and workers, thousands of government documents, and over a decade of research, Darren Byler, one of the leading experts on Uyghur society and Chinese surveillance systems, uncovers how a vast network of technology provided by private companies-facial surveillance, voice recognition, smartphone data-enabled the state and corporations to blacklist millions of Uyghurs because of their religious and cultural practice starting in 2017. Charged with "pre-crimes" that sometimes consist only of installing social media apps, detainees were put in camps to "study"-forced to praise the Chinese government, renounce Islam, disavow families, and labor in factories. Byler travels back to Xinjiang to reveal how the convenience of smartphones have doomed the Uyghurs to catastrophe, and makes the case that the technology is being used all over the world, sold by tech companies from Beijing to Seattle producing new forms of unfreedom for vulnerable people around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Internment camps -- China.
Penal colonies -- China.
Uighur (Turkic people) -- China -- Social conditions.
Electronic surveillance -- China.
Concentration camps. (OCoLC)fst00872933
Electronic surveillance. (OCoLC)fst00907477
Penal colonies. (OCoLC)fst01056803
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Other Form: Online version: Byler, Darren. In the camps New York, NY : Columbia Global Reports, [2021] 9781735913636 (DLC) 2021017639
ISBN 9781735913629 paperback
1735913626 paperback
9781735913636 electronic book
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