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Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States  Cover Image Book Book

Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States / Seth M. Holmes, PhD, MD ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois.


"Based on five years of research in the field (including berry-picking and traveling with migrants back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast), Holmes, an anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care"--Publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 9780520275133
  • ISBN: 0520275136
  • ISBN: 9780520275140
  • ISBN: 0520275144
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
List of illustrations -- Foreword / Philippe Bourgois -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "Worth risking your life?" -- "We are field workers": embodied anthropology of migration -- Segregation on the farm: ethnic hierarchies at work -- "How the poor suffer": embodying the violence continuum -- "Doctors don't know anything": the clinical gaze in migrant health -- "Because they're lower to the ground": naturalizing social suffering -- Conclusion: change, pragmatic solidarity, and beyond -- Appendix: on ethnographic writing and contextual knowledge -- Notes -- References -- Index.
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Subject: Migrant agricultural laborers > United States > Social conditions.
Migrant agricultural laborers > Social conditions. > United States.
Migrant agricultural laborers > Social conditions.
United States.
Anthropologische Medizin
Internationale Migration
Mexikanischer Einwanderer
Trike Volk
University of South Alabama
Oaxaca Staat
Förenta staterna
Undocumented Immigrants.
Health Services Accessibility.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Mexican Americans.
United States.

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