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Salud colectiva

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LINARDELLI, María Florencia. Among the farm, the factory, and home: productive and reproductive work of female migrant farmworkers in Mendoza (Argentina) and its impact in the health-disease process. Salud colect. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.4, pp.757-777. ISSN 1669-2381.

Starting in the last decades of the 20th century, deep transformations have occurred in Latin American agricultural work, with decisive impacts on workers’ health. These processes have had specific implications for female agricultural workers, who face the precarious working conditions common to all agricultural workers as well as inequalities that affect them distinctly. This article seeks to analyze the productive and reproductive work of migrant female farmworkers residing in Mendoza (Argentina), in order to elucidate the impact of this double workload on their health-disease processes. Fieldwork was carried out in 2014 in the agricultural town of Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, using a qualitative method supported primarily in a biographical approach. With the collaboration of feminist theoretical tools, we analyzed the relation between work and health based on the way these processes are narrated by migrant women. The results show that the work processes impacting their health include both employment and reproductive labor, and describe the harm, diseases, and illnesses linked to combined work in farms, factories and homes.

Keywords : Women, Working; Agricultural Workers’ Diseases; Occupational Health; Working Conditions; Argentina.

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