Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (California Series in Public Anthropology) Author Seth Holmes
ISBN-10 0520275144
ISBN-13 9780520275140
Year 2013-06-07
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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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 Holmess 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

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