‘Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ : new book out soon by Seth Holmes
We are very pleased to announce the upcoming launch by University of California Press (Public Anthropology Series) of the new book by Dr Seth Holmes, new faculty member at DAHSM, on June 10, 2013.
Seth, PhD, MD, is also Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at UC Berkeley. His new book, ‘Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ , comes out on June 10th with the California Series in Public Anthropology of the University of California Press.
‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies’ analyzes the lives of undocumented indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, their socially structured suffering, and the ways in which social and health inequalities are normalized and naturalized in society and in health care, especially through symbolically violent frames of ethnic body difference. For this research, Dr. Holmes migrated with Mexican farmworkers, lived in labor camps, picked strawberries, pruned vineyards, crossed the border illegally (and went to border patrol jail), and harvested corn and beans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr. Holmes studied medicine at UCSF and medical anthropology at UCSF/Berkeley before completing internship and residency in the Physician Scientist Pathway at UPenn, the RWJ Health & Society Scholars Program at Columbia University, teaching at the U of Rochester and Harvard University, and then coming back to the Bay Area.
Advanced reviews of the book are available here: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520275140Broken Bodies, Fresh Fruit, Martin Sisters, Seth Holmes