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Main Title Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States /
Author Holmes, Seth M.,
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 818734525
ISBN 9780520275133; 0520275136; 9780520275140; 0520275144
Subjects Migrant agricultural laborers--United States--Social conditions ; Undocumented Immigrants ; Health Services Accessibility ; Farmers ; Anthropology, Cultural ; Mexican Americans ; Migrant agricultural laborers--Social conditions--United States ; Wirtschaftsethnologie ; Anthropologische Medizin ; Internationale Migration ; Landwirtschaft ; Mexikanischer Einwanderer ; Landarbeiter ; Saisonarbeiter ; Rassismus ; Arbeitsbedingungen ; Gesundheitsgefährdung ; Trike--Volk ; Mixteken ; USA ; Mexiko ; Oaxaca ; Invandrare ; Lantarbetare
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  HD1525.H685 2013 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/24/2015
Collation xxiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "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.