Ethnic Issues

  • Roberta D. Baer
  • Janice Nichols


Rural areas of the United States were once more homogeneous than more urban areas, which were the destination of incoming immigrants. This pattern is changing for several reasons. One is the increased number of immigrants in general. The second is the growing number and diversity of migrant farmworkers, who bring to rural areas cultural practices quite different from those of the majority population. Increasingly, health care workers in these areas will encounter this diversity and be forced to adapt their approaches to deal effectively with these new and different populations. This chapter will examine the situation in one of the areas of the United States that remains the most rural, the South.


Sweet Potato Health Belief Home Remedy Food Practice Migrant Farmworker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta D. Baer
    • 1
  • Janice Nichols
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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