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Fresh fruit, broken bodies [[electronic resource] ] : migrant farmworkers in the United States / / Seth M. Holmes

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Autore: Holmes Seth M. <1975-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: Fresh fruit, broken bodies [[electronic resource] ] : migrant farmworkers in the United States / / Seth M. Holmes Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Berkeley, Calif. : , : University of California Press, , [2013]
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource
Disciplina: 331.5/440973
Soggetto topico: Migrant agricultural laborers - United States - Social conditions
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Front matter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- FOREWORD -- Acknowledgments -- ONE. Introduction. "Worth Risking Your Life?" -- TWO. "We Are Field Workers". Embodied Anthropology of Migration -- THREE. Segregation on the Farm. Ethnic Hierarchies at Work -- FOUR. "How the Poor Suffer". Embodying the Violence Continuum -- FIVE. "Doctors Don't Know Anything". The Clinical Gaze in Migrant Health -- SIX. "Because They're Lower to the Ground". Naturalizing Social Suffering -- SEVEN. Conclusion. Change, Pragmatic Solidarity, and Beyond -- APPENDIX. On Ethnographic Writing and Contextual Knowledge -- Notes -- References -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes's material is visceral and powerful. He trekked with his companions illegally through the desert into Arizona and was jailed with them before they were deported. He lived with indigenous families in the mountains of Oaxaca and in farm labor camps in the U.S., planted and harvested corn, picked strawberries, and accompanied sick workers to clinics and hospitals. This "embodied anthropology" deepens our theoretical understanding of the ways in which social inequalities and suffering come to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care. All of the book award money and royalties from the sales of this book have been donated to farm worker unions, farm worker organizations and farm worker projects in consultation with farm workers who appear in the book.
Titolo autorizzato: Fresh fruit, broken bodies  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 0-520-95479-3
Formato: Materiale a stampa
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Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910463124303321
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Serie: California series in public anthropology ; ; 27.