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Introduction

Anita Hannig

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The introduction begins by detailing the general contours of the loss-and-salvation narrative that has been built up around obstetric fistula. Although the narrative’s core assumptions do not hold up ... More


A Malleable World: Injury, Care, and Belonging

Anita Hannig

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how Amhara men and women deal with the advent of obstetric fistula in their lives against the background of normative kin, marriage, and social conventions. How do relationships ... More


Conclusion

Anita Hannig

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion reflects on the main findings of this study and points to their significance beyond the specificity of both fistula and Ethiopia. It wrestles with charting a way forward and away from ... More


Clinical Tracks: Moving through Surgery

Anita Hannig

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves away from the history and symbolic efficacy of fistula surgery to focus on its clinical manifestations: the technical and social complications, the quotidian drama of medical work, ... More


The Pure and the Pious: Flow, Containment, and Transgression

Anita Hannig

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details the ways women with fistula manage their affliction on a physical level and in their capacity as pious subjects belonging to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It explores the ... More


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

Anita Hannig

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

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. ... More


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