Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Marc Edelman

Second Advisor

Ida Susser

Academic Program Adviser

Leo Coleman


Pesticide exposure in the developing world is well described in anthropology. How pesticide use and exposure is ordered and experienced socially, economically and culturally in Western urban communities is less well studied. The long-term consequences of synergistic pesticide exposure is not easily measurable, which this research addresses through social inquiry.



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