Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States
Book by Seth M. Holmes, University of California, Berkeley
Reviewed by David Karjanen, University of Minnesota
David Karjanen of the University of Minnesota reviews Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. This book is an ethnographic study of indigenous Triqui migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, who move to the United States to work in the fields of central California and the Skagit Valley in Washington State. This detailed and bravely insightful ethnography will frustrate readers looking for a clear research question and straightforward answers, but is remarkably rewarding for the depth, insight, and theoretical framing of migrant farm work in the United States and, in particular, of indigenous migrant farm workers from Mexico.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12215.