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A Political Project and a Geopolitical Terrain: The New Referral Hospital Built by China in Niamey

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The first time I approached the new General Referral Hospital in Niamey in June 2018, I thought it looked like a prison building, huge and isolated in the landscape. After leaving the center of Niger’s capital, my colleague and I drove for 15–20 minutes, then turned left after the Gendarmerie Nationale; we found ourselves on an arid, …

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Consuming Tales, Powerful Tools

Why is it so difficult to write about such a nice book––a book that offers an elegant and important argument about industrial capitalism and growth that is devouring the world in which we live? The originality of how this story is recounted through a succession of tales that come to be imbricated into each other, skillfully looped together in the …

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The Hospital Multiple: Introduction

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Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals in all their guises have featured centrally in the pandemic response. As the flagships of health systems, hospitals have rapidly become the primary locus of medical care for COVID-19. They provide staff and beds for acute medical care; they can be rapidly deployed in the form of military field hospitals, mobile …

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Call for submissions for new series: The Hospital Multiple

The Hospital Multiple

Explorations into how it is made, felt, improvised, envisioned and counted

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edited by Janina Kehr and Fanny Chabrol 

Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals of all guises have emerged as symbols of a medical response to the pandemic. Hospitals stand for intensive care for the sick; they represent professional labor and engagement; …

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