Book , Print in English

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

Seth M. Holmes, PhD, MD ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
  • xxiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Eisenhower B Level
    HD1525.H685 2013 c. 1
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Subjects
Medical Subjects
Series
Summary
  • "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.
Contents
  • 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 the field of migrant health
  • "Because they're lower to the ground": naturalizating social suffering
  • Conclusion: change, pragmatic solidarity, and beyond
  • Appendix: on ethnographic writing and contextual knowledge
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780520275133
  • 0520275136
  • 9780520275140
  • 0520275144
Identifying numbers
  • 40022449165
  • LCCN: 2012045798
  • OCLC: 818734525
  • OCLC: 818734525