Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

Read “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies” by Seth M. Holmes. Book information:Holmes, Seth M. Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2013.

1. Do Triqui farmworkers get treated fairly by their employers, health clinic staff, and others in the communities they work/live in and, why or why not?
2.What are some misunderstanding and assumptions made about Triqui farmworkers by doctors, nurses, farm supervisors/managers and other higher ups on the hierarchy that Seth Holmes illustrates through the charts on pages 51 and 85? What is disturbing or unjust about these misunderstandings and assumptions?  What kind of social inequalities do these misunderstandings and assumptions cause or reinforce?
3.  What are the most noteworthy/significant everyday conditions and tribulations that Triqui farmworkers go through, as represented in Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies?  How does Holmes’ representation of the farmworkers differ from media representation of undocumented people/workers as a societal threat or a social problem?