stoop labour


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stoop labour

Hard, physical labour requiring one to bend over, especially that which would be done on a farm. Primarily heard in UK. My grandfather has a permanent hunch in his spine from the stoop labour he had to do throughout his life. Every summer, we send the children to my brother's farm. It's good for them to get out of the city for a while and do a little bit of stoop labour.
See also: labour, stoop
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In Chapter One, "Agriculture, State Expectations, and the Configuration of Citizenship," Cohen thoroughly asks why so many braceros were willing to depart from their families and to subject themselves to the scrutiny of the selection process so as to perform stoop labour in the agricultural fields of the U.
Heavy and stoop labour, unprotected equipment, and exposure to chemical pesticides and fertilizers pose direct dangers, compounded by chronic health problems due to inadequate health care, poor diets, and substandard housing.