Book Review: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies


Using his background in medicine and anthropology, Seth M. Holmes creates a vivid description of the struggles of the Triqui, an indigenous group from Oaxaca, Mexico, living and working in the United States. Throughout the reading, Holmes follows a group of Triqui migrants, from Mexico to the farms in Washington and then to California. Holmes touches on many themes throughout the book; most prominent is how hierarchical structures affect the health and healthcare of many migrants. He uses fieldwork and first-hand experiences to give life to issues some might not see. He describes the aching pain from bending over in the hot [...]