Culture, Society and Praxis

Article Title

Justice in the Fields

Document Type

Main Theme / Tema Central


In this piece, Nick Hack talks about the agricultural labor in California. The paper explores the ebb and flow of the shifting tides of ethnicity in the state: What ethnic groups have been the major contributors to labor in Californian agriculture and what roles have they played? The author challenges the reader to consider the parallelism between land and labor exploitation and further explores local organizations that have been created to bring alternatives both in the management of the land as well as in the creation of opportunities for agricultural laborers.