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Latinx Farmworkers in the Eastern United States

Health, Safety, and Justice

Editors: Arcury, Thomas A., Quandt, Sara A. (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the unique characteristics of the farmworker population in the eastern United States
  • Discusses occupational health problems among farmworkers, both general (e.g., musculoskeletal disorders) and job-specific (e.g., green tobacco sickness)
  • Includes in-depth chapters on pesticide exposure, infectious diseases, and mental health
  • Reports on health issues specific to women and children
  • Reviews the current state of advocacy programs
  • Offers possible solutions for injuries related to specific types of jobs
  • Proposes a social justice agenda to improve occupational and environmental policy for farmworkers
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About this book

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are largely Latinx men, women, and children. They work in crop, dairy, and livestock production, and are essential to the U.S. agricultural economy—one of the most hazardous and least regulated industries in the United States. Latinx migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the eastern United States experience high rates of illness, injury, and death, indicating widespread occupational injustice. This second edition takes a social justice stance and integrates the past ten years of research and intervention to address health, safety, and justice issues for farmworkers. Contributors cover all major areas of health and safety research for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families, explore the factors that affect the health and safety of farmworkers and their families, and suggest approaches for further research and educational and policy intervention needed to improve the health and safety of Latinx farmworkers and their families. 

Among the chapter topics are:

  • Occupational injury and illness in Latinx farmworkers in the eastern United States
  • Mental health among Latinx farmworkers in the eastern United States
  • The health of women farmworkers and women in farmworker families in the eastern United States
  • The health of children in the Latinx farmworker community in the eastern United States
  • Community-based participatory research with Latinx farmworker communities in the eastern United States
  • Farm labor and the struggle for justice in the eastern United States

Accessibly written and comprehensive in its scope, this second edition of Latinx Farmworkers in the Eastern United States: Health, Safety, and Justice will find an engaged audience among researchers, students, and practitioners in public health, occupational health, public policy, and social and behavioral sciences, as well as labor advocates and healthcare providers.


About the authors

Thomas A. Arcury, PhD, is professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and director of the Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Sara A. Quandt, PhD, is professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, and at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.


Reviews

“The book is written for academics and community-based organizations serving members of farm-working populations in the United States. … The volume serves as an excellent book for a graduate seminar on occupational health and safety, or especially a course focused on farmworker health, and would provide baseline information and data for non-profit social justice advocacy organizations serving farmworkers, their families, and communities.” (Ann M Cheney, Doody’s Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Health and Safety of Latinx Farmworkers in the Eastern United States: A Renewed Focus on Social Justice

    Pages 1-9

    Arcury, Thomas A. (et al.)

  • Latinx Farmworkers and Farm Work in the Eastern United States: The Context for Health, Safety, and Justice

    Pages 11-40

    Arcury, Thomas A. (et al.)

  • Occupational Injury and Illness in Farmworkers in the Eastern United States

    Pages 41-81

    May, John J. (et al.)

  • Stress and Distress: Mental Health Among Latinx Farmworkers in the Eastern United States

    Pages 83-105

    Furgurson, Katherine F. (et al.)

  • Occupational Justice for Latinx Livestock Workers in the Eastern United States

    Pages 107-131

    Palacios, Effie E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latinx Farmworkers in the Eastern United States
Book Subtitle
Health, Safety, and Justice
Editors
  • Thomas A. Arcury
  • Sara A. Quandt
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36643-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36643-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36642-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 271
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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