Penn Anthropology Colloquium: Seth Holmes, 'Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States' (11/6/2013)

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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), this paper explores how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. This work analyzes 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.