They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Read [Sarah Bronwen Horton Book] They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (California Series in Public Anthropology) Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (California Series in Public Anthropology) Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers over nearly a decade, Sarah Bronwen Horton documents in startling detail how a tightly interwoven web of public policies and private interests creates exceptional and needless suffering.   . They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California’s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstrok

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (California Series in Public Anthropology)

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Rating : 4.21 (748 Votes)
Asin : 0520283279
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 312 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-10-06
Language : English

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Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers over nearly a decade, Sarah Bronwen Horton documents in startling detail how a tightly interwoven web of public policies and private interests creates exceptional and needless suffering.   . They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California’s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstroke and chronic illness at rates higher t

From the Inside Flap"This is a superb ethnography of health and migrant illegality. Horton brilliantly captures how precarious legal status, intensified immigration enforcement practices, paltry occupational protections, and inadequate access to health care combine to render undocumented migrant farmworkers exceptionally vulnerable to illness and death."—Jonathan Xavier Inda, author of Targeting Immigrants: Government, Technology, and Ethics "With rich social texture, Horton uses the lens of illness to peel away the layers of disadvantage that configure farmworkers’ lives (and deaths). It is impactful, urgent, and a must-read."—Cecilia Menjívar, author of Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala   . This sobering, moving ethnography skillfully illuminates the links between the 'wasted' bodies of migrant workers in the fields and policy and business interests to expose the far-

I loved this book J I loved this book. I feel a little awkward saying that when it's basically a book about people suffering. But it was getting a glimpse into a world I'd otherwise never have access to that I really appreciated, and I felt tremendous admiration and empathy for the subjects of the book. I certainly think about it every time I shop for produce now the book does a good job of telling the workers' stories and tying together the factors -- bad laws, good laws with poor implementation, culture -- that lead to farmworkers' deaths and disablement. The level and length of the a

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