What do E.T. and iPads Have in Common?

To answer this question, I will look closely at the scandal over Mike Daisey's embellished radio show about Apple's labor practices in China. What was the cultural blindspot here, and what does it tell us about American conceptions of magic, movies (including E.T.), and technology?



If you're interested in these questions, please read my essay (2-pages long) here, where it was originally posted on Anthropologyworks.com.








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