New Books Network: Beyond Surgery

Anita Hannig’s first book, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital (University of Chicago Press, 2017) is an in-depth ethnography of two fistula repair and rehabilitation centers in northern Ethiopia. Focusing on the juxtaposition of culture, religion, and medicine, Hannig turns the heroic narrative of surgery on its head to expose theContinue reading “New Books Network: Beyond Surgery”

Now Available from The University of Chicago Press: “Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital”

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, NGOContinue reading “Now Available from The University of Chicago Press: “Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital””