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Author LinkHolmes, Seth M.,1975-
Title LinkFresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States / Seth M. Holmes, PhD, MD ; with a foreword by Philippe Bourgois.
Distribution Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Description xxiv, 234 pages :  illustrations ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( California series in public anthropology ; ; 27 )
Series ( California series in public anthropology ; 27.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index.
Contents 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.
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."--From publisher description.
Subject LinkMigrant agricultural laborers -- United States -- Social conditions.

System Number 000672726
ISBN Link9780520275133 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0520275136 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780520275140 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0520275144 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780520954793 (ebook)

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