The Farm Worker Story: The Cyclical Life of Farm Workers in San Luis, Arizona from History to Habitus

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Title:
The Farm Worker Story: The Cyclical Life of Farm Workers in San Luis, Arizona from History to Habitus
Author:
Pecotte de Gonzalez, Brenda Christine
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
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.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
habitus; immigrant education; seasonal farm workers; unemployment; US-Mexico border; Latin American Studies; embodiment
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Latin American Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Whiteford, John

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Farm Worker Story: The Cyclical Life of Farm Workers in San Luis, Arizona from History to Habitusen_US
dc.creatorPecotte de Gonzalez, Brenda Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorPecotte de Gonzalez, Brenda Christineen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjecthabitusen_US
dc.subjectimmigrant educationen_US
dc.subjectseasonal farm workersen_US
dc.subjectunemploymenten_US
dc.subjectUS-Mexico borderen_US
dc.subjectLatin American Studiesen_US
dc.subjectembodimenten_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWhiteford, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosales, Ceciliaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberde Zapien, Jillen_US
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