The farm workers who diligently tend and harvest the US fields and produce is a major component of the agriculture industry. This research explores the current issues and challenges that domestic, seasonal farm workers face through the lenses of embodiment and habitus theory. Narratives and insights from interviews were integrated with current literature to present a complete picture of the cyclical life of the domestic farm worker in San Luis, Arizona. This thesis argues that farm work is a unique profession which has left its mark on the body and the behavior. Those in the border region have added agency due to the opportunities the border presents. As this research highlights, additional attention and research is needed to redesign policies and initiatives to adequately assist and provide for a population that provides so much.
|Commitee:||Rosales, Cecilia, de Zapien, Jill|
|School:||The University of Arizona|
|Department:||Latin American Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Latin American Studies|
|Keywords:||Embodiment, Habitus, Immigrant education, Seasonal farm workers, U.S-Mexico border, Unemployment|
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