“A Transformation for Migrants”

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

in Precarious Prescriptions

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print March 2014 | ISBN: 9780816690466
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452949444 | DOI:
“A Transformation for Migrants”

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Veronica Martinez-Matsuda This chapter documents how the U.S. Farm Security Administration aimed to improve Mexican farmworkers’ dire health status through direct medical treatment and social and cultural reform. Such efforts paradoxically helped Mexican families achieve improved health even as they frequently perpetuated racialized views blaming Mexicans for their poor condition.

Keywords: Traditional healing; Ethnic Studies; Medicine; African Americans; Native Americans; Critical Race Theory; Public health; Mexican Americans; Asian Americans; Immigration Studies

Chapter.  9534 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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