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By Anita Hannig

Over the previous few a long time, maternal childbirth accidents became a powerful image of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over a million girls around the international south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, providing surgical sutures that ostensibly enable girls who are suffering from obstetric fistula to come back to their groups in complete overall healthiness. newshounds, NGO employees, celebrities, and a few physicians have crafted a inventory narrative round this harm, depicting troubled girls as sufferers of a backward tradition who've their fortunes dramatically reversed through Western reduction. With Beyond Surgery, clinical anthropologist Anita Hannig unsettles this photograph for the 1st time and divulges the complex fact in the back of the belief of biomedical intervention as quick-fix salvation.


Through her in-depth ethnography of 2 fix and rehabilitation facilities working in Ethiopia, Hannig takes the reader deep right into a international within health facility partitions, the place ladies recount tales of loss and belonging, disgrace and enjoyment. As she chronicles the lived reviews of fistula sufferers in scientific therapy, Hannig explores the chance of labeling “culture” the offender, displaying how this universal argument ignores the bigger challenge of inadequate scientific entry in rural Africa. Beyond Surgery portrays the advanced social results of surgical procedure with the intention to deepen our figuring out of clinical missions in Africa, reveal cultural biases, and transparent the trail towards greater methods of supplying care to people who want it most.

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