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Familias Separadas: The Zero Tolerance Policy That Changed The U.S. Immigration System, Saúl G. Amezcua Jan 2019

Familias Separadas: The Zero Tolerance Policy That Changed The U.S. Immigration System, Saúl G. Amezcua

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies & Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College


De Manera Errante: Forging Decolonial Paths, Wailly Comprés Jan 2018

De Manera Errante: Forging Decolonial Paths, Wailly Comprés

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Smoking Trends Among U.S. Latinos, 1998–2013: The Impact Of Immigrant Arrival Cohort, Georgiana Bostean, Annie Ro, Nancy L. Fleischer Mar 2017

Smoking Trends Among U.S. Latinos, 1998–2013: The Impact Of Immigrant Arrival Cohort, Georgiana Bostean, Annie Ro, Nancy L. Fleischer

Sociology Faculty Articles and Research

Few studies examine nativity disparities in smoking in the U.S., thus a major gap remains in understanding whether immigrant Latinos’ smoking prevalence is stable, converging, or diverging, compared with U.S.-born Latinos. This study aimed to disentangle the roles of period changes, duration of U.S. residence, and immigrant arrival cohort in explaining the gap in smoking prevalence between foreign-born and U.S.-born Latinos. Using repeated cross-sectional data spanning 1998–2013 (U.S. National Health Interview Survey), regressions predicted current smoking among foreign-born and U.S.-born Latino men and women (n = 12,492). We contrasted findings ...


Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: The Audiotopias Of Selena Across The Americas, Janet Muniz Nov 2013

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: The Audiotopias Of Selena Across The Americas, Janet Muniz

LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University

Using Josh Kun’s Audiotopia as a framework, this paper will explore the role of Selena’s music as audiotopias, the concept that music functions like a possible utopia for immigrant communities on both sides of the United States and Mexico border in imagining an ideal borderless America. Music serves as a disruption to the oppressive reality of immigrant communities and makes the struggles of marginalized communities audible for those who have been traditionally silenced. This paper will fill in gaps in existing literature of Selena's remembrance by applying Kun’s audiotopia theory for an understanding of the places ...


The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2012

The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

This paper utilizes eighteen months of ethnographic and interview research undertaken in 2003 and 2004 as well as follow-up fieldwork from 2005 to 2007 to explore the sociocultural factors affecting the interactions and barriers between U.S. biomedical professionals and their unauthorized Mexican migrant patients. The participants include unauthorized indigenous Triqui migrants along a transnational circuit from the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, to central California, to northwest Washington State and the physicians and nurses staffing the clinics serving Triqui people in these locations. The data show that social and economic structures in health care and subtle cultural factors in biomedicine ...


Structural Vulnerability And Hierarchies Of Ethnicity And Citizenship On The Farm., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2011

Structural Vulnerability And Hierarchies Of Ethnicity And Citizenship On The Farm., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

Every year, the United States employs nearly two million seasonal farm laborers, approximately half of whom are migrants (Rothenberg 1998). This article utilizes one year of participant observation on a berry farm in Washington State to analyze hierarchies of ethnicity and citizenship, structural vulnerability, and health disparities in agriculture in the United States. The farm labor structure is organized along a segregated continuum from US citizen Anglo-American to US citizen Latino, undocumented mestizo Mexican to undocumented indigenous Mexican. The ethnography shows how this structure symbolically reinforces conflations of race with perceptions of civilized and modern subjects. These hierarchies produce what ...


“Somos Costeños”: Afro-Mexican Transnational Migration And Community Formation In Mexico And Winston-Salem, Nc, Elizabeth Barnett Jan 2011

“Somos Costeños”: Afro-Mexican Transnational Migration And Community Formation In Mexico And Winston-Salem, Nc, Elizabeth Barnett

History Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Oaxacans Like To Work Bent Over: The Naturalization Of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2007

Oaxacans Like To Work Bent Over: The Naturalization Of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


Parce Qu'ils Sont Plus Pres Sol: L'Invisibilisation De La Souffrance Sociale Des Cueilleurs De Baies, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2006

Parce Qu'ils Sont Plus Pres Sol: L'Invisibilisation De La Souffrance Sociale Des Cueilleurs De Baies, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


An Ethnographic Study Of The Social Context Of Migrant Health In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Dec 2005

An Ethnographic Study Of The Social Context Of Migrant Health In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

Background

Migrant workers in the United States have extremely poor health. This paper aims to identify ways in which the social context of migrant farm workers affects their health and health care.

Methods and Findings

This qualitative study employs participant observation and interviews on farms and in clinics throughout 15 months of migration with a group of indigenous Triqui Mexicans in the western US and Mexico. Study participants include more than 130 farm workers and 30 clinicians. Data are analyzed utilizing grounded theory, accompanied by theories of structural violence, symbolic violence, and the clinical gaze. The study reveals that farm ...