The fruits of ill-health: Pesticides and workers' bodies in post-World War II California.

@article{Nash2004TheFO,
  title={The fruits of ill-health: Pesticides and workers' bodies in post-World War II California.},
  author={Linda E. Nash},
  journal={Osiris},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={
          203-19
        }
}
In the postwar period, modernist frameworks of the human body, which described the body as both cosmopolitan and separated from its environment, competed with ecological frameworks that constructed the body as inherently porous and tightly linked to the surrounding world. The history of pesticide-related illness among farmworkers, and the gradual recognition that pesticides posed a new kind of public health problem, illustrates how these competing understandings were adopted, mobilized, and… CONTINUE READING

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