Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | A Public Affair
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Migrant farm work is an important issue that strikes a cord all around the country. On Wednesday October 23rd our host Karma Chavez discussed this issue with author of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm-workers in the United States”, Seth Holmes.
“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.”- University of California Press