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

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

Label
Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States
Title
Fresh fruit, broken bodies
Title remainder
migrant farmworkers in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Seth M. Holmes ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an ethnographic witness to the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants. Based on 5 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. Holmes' material is visceral and powerful-for instance, he trekked with his informants illegally through the desert border into Arizona, where they were apprehended and jailed by the Border Patrol. After he was released from jail (and his companions were deported back to Mexico), Holmes interviewed Border Patrol agents, local residents, and armed vigilantes in the borderlands. He lived with indigenous Mexican families in the mountains of Oaxaca and in farm labor camps in the United States, planted and harvested corn, picked strawberries, accompanied sick workers to clinics and hospitals, participated in healing rituals, and mourned at funerals for friends. The result is a "thick description" that conveys the full measure of struggle, suffering, and resilience of these farmworkers. Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies weds the theoretical analysis of the anthropologist with the intimacy of the journalist to provide a compelling examination of structural and symbolic violence, medicalization, and the clinical gaze as they affect the experiences and perceptions of a vertical slice of indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, farm owners, doctors, and nurses. This reflexive, embodied anthropology deepens our theoretical understanding of the ways in which socially structured suffering comes to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care, especially through imputations of ethnic body difference. In the vehement debates on immigration reform and health reform, this book provides the necessary stories of real people and insights into our food system and health care system for us to move forward to fair policies and solutions."--Publisher information
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Seth M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of South Alabama
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • United States
  • Invandrare
  • Lantarbetare
  • Sociala förhållanden
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Wirtschaftsethnologie
  • Anthropologische Medizin
  • Internationale Migration
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Mexikanischer Einwanderer
  • Landarbeiter
  • Saisonarbeiter
  • Rassismus
  • Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Gesundheitsgefährdung
  • Trike
  • Mixteken
  • Mexiko
  • Oaxaca
  • Förenta staterna
  • Undocumented Immigrants
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Farmers
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
Label
Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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": naturalizing social suffering -- Conclusion: change, pragmatic solidarity, and beyond -- Appendix: On ethnographic writing and contextual knowledge
Control code
ocn843188367
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954793
Lccn
2012045798
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7xb3x3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843188367
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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": naturalizing social suffering -- Conclusion: change, pragmatic solidarity, and beyond -- Appendix: On ethnographic writing and contextual knowledge
Control code
ocn843188367
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954793
Lccn
2012045798
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7xb3x3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843188367
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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