Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

ISBN: 9780226457291
Код товара 120350

Hannig Anita

Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

ISBN: 9780226457291
Код товара 120350

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  • Автор

    Hannig Anita

  • Издатель

    John Wiley & Sons Limited

  • Тип обложки

    Paperback

  • Размеры

    152 x 229 x 19

  • Год издания

    2017

  • Вес (г)

    363

  • ISBN

    9780226457291

  • Язык

    ENG

  • Кол-во страниц

    256

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Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, offering surgical sutures that ostensibly allow women who suffer from obstetric fistula to return to their communities in full health. Journalists, NGO staff, celebrities, and some physicians have crafted a stock narrative around this injury, depicting afflicted women as victims of a backward culture who have their fortunes dramatically reversed by Western aid. With Beyond Surgery, medical anthropologist Anita Hannig unsettles this picture for the first time and reveals the complicated truth behind the idea of biomedical intervention as quick-fix salvation.

Through her in-depth ethnography of two repair and rehabilitation centers operating in Ethiopia, Hannig takes the reader deep into a world inside hospital walls, where women recount stories of loss and belonging, shame and delight. As she chronicles the lived experiences of fistula patients in clinical treatment, Hannig explores the danger of labeling culture the culprit, showing how this common argument ignores the larger problem of insufficient medical access in rural Africa. Beyond Surgery portrays the complex social outcomes of surgery in an effort to deepen our understanding of medical missions in Africa, expose cultural biases, and clear the path toward more effective ways of delivering care to those who need it most.

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