Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies

Written By Seth Holmes
Fresh Fruit  Broken Bodies
  • Publsiher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 25 May 2013
  • ISBN : 0520275144
  • Pages : 234 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies written by Seth Holmes which was release on 25 May 2013, this book published by Univ of California Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This book is an ethnographic witness to the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants. 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. 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.

Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies

Fresh Fruit  Broken Bodies
  • Author : Seth Holmes
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-25
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : This book is an ethnographic witness to the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants. 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 ...

Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies

Fresh Fruit  Broken Bodies
  • Author : Seth Holmes
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-25
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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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 ...

Life on the Other Border

Life on the Other Border
  • Author : Teresa M. Mares
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont’s dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways ...

Wilted

Wilted
  • Author : Julie Guthman
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : Strawberries are big business in California. They are the sixth‐highest‐grossing crop in the state, which produces 88 percent of the nation’s favorite berry. Yet the industry is often criticized for its backbreaking labor conditions and dependence on highly toxic soil fumigants used to control fungal pathogens and other ...

Lives in Transit

Lives in Transit
  • Author : Wendy A. Vogt
  • Publisher : California Series in Public An
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : "Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, the book examines the multiple forms of violence that migrants experience as their bodies, labor, and lives become implicated in global and local economies ...

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In Defense of Processed Food
  • Author : Robert L. Shewfelt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-23
  • Total pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : It has become popular to blame the American obesity epidemic and many other health-related problems on processed food. Many of these criticisms are valid for some processed-food items, but many statements are overgeneralizations that unfairly target a wide range products that contribute to our health and well-being. In addition, many ...

Political Ecology

Political Ecology
  • Author : Paul Robbins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-12-09
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : An accessible, focused exploration of the field of political ecology The third edition of Political Ecology spans this sprawling field, using grounded examples and careful readings of current literature. While the study of political ecology is sometimes difficult to fathom, owing to its breadth and diversity, this resource simplifies the ...

The Border and Its Bodies

The Border and Its Bodies
  • Author : Thomas E. Sheridan,Randall H. McGuire
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : The Border and Its Bodies examines the impact of migration from Central America and México to the United States on the most basic social unit possible: the human body. It explores the terrible toll migration takes on the bodies of migrants—those who cross the border and those who ...

The New Food Activism

The New Food Activism
  • Author : Alison Alkon
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : "New and exciting forms of food activism are emerging as supporters of sustainable agriculture increasingly recognize the need for a broader, more strategic and more politicized food politics that engages with questions of social, racial, and economic justice. This book highlights examples of campaigns to restrict industrial agriculture's use of ...

Follow the Money

Follow the Money
  • Author : Dennis J. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. These 66 colorful radio interviews by Flashpoints producer Dennis J. Bernstein address: The New and Not so New Police State; The Class War; Domestic Dissent; Black Lives; Church, State, Women and the Criminalization of Sexuality; Migration, Deportation and US-Latino ...

Ethnography

Ethnography
  • Author : Anthony Kwame Harrison
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : Ethnography familiarizes readers with ethnographic research and writing traditions through detailed discussions of ethnography's history, exploratory design, representational conventions, and standards of evaluation. Responding to the proliferation of ethnography both within and outside of academia, in this book, Anthony Kwame Harrison grounds ethnographic practices within the anthropological principles of cultural ...

The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States

The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States
  • Author : Kenneth C. Nystrom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-13
  • Total pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : Encountering evidence of postmortem examinations - dissection or autopsy in historic skeletal collections is relatively rare, but recently there has been an increase in the number of reported instances. And much of what has been evaluated has been largely descriptive and historical. The Bioarchaeology of Dissection and Autopsy brings together ...

Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work

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  • Author : Martha Albertson Fineman,Jonathan W. Fineman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Total pages : 406
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : This book uses the concepts of vulnerability and resilience to analyze the situation of individuals and institutions in the context of the employment relationship. It is based on the premise that both employer and employee are vulnerable to various social, economic, and political forces, although differently so. It demonstrates how ...

A Companion to the Anthropology of Death

A Companion to the Anthropology of Death
  • Author : Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-05-11
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : A thought-provoking examination of death, dying, and the afterlife Prominent scholars present their most recent work about mortuary rituals, grief and mourning, genocide, cyclical processes of life and death, biomedical developments, and the materiality of human corpses in this unique and illuminating book. Interrogating our most common practices surrounding death, ...

The Oxford Handbook of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of Consumption
  • Author : Frederick F. Wherry,Ian Woodward
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0520275144
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Summary : The Oxford Handbook of Consumption consolidates the most innovative recent work conducted by social scientists in the field of consumption studies and identifies some of the most fruitful lines of inquiry for future research. It begins by embedding marketing in its global history, enmeshed in various political, economic, and social ...