Current Journal Articles and New Books (#250/ / June 2022)

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Current Journal Articles and New Books (#250/ / June 2022)

Introduction: About once a month, we post a list of recently published books and journal articles about the history of disability (somewhat broadly defined). We also include book chapters in new collections, book reviews, dissertations, podcasts, and other materials. A few caveats: (1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these publications and include others; (2) listing here does not constitute a recommendation of the works; and (3) only English-language publications are usually culled but we welcome works in other languages from contributors.

If you have suggestions of works to be featured please contact the H-Disability editors on our new email address:


Davidson, Michael. Distressing Language: Disability and the Poetics of Error. New York: New York University Press, 2022.

Lee, Micky, Frank Rudy Cooper, and Patricia Reeve. Dis/ability in Media, Law and History: Intersectional, Embodied AND Socially Constructed? Routledge 2022. 

Maynard, Douglas W. and Jason Turowetz. Autistic Intelligence: Interaction, Individuality, and the Challenges of Diagnosis. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2022.


Bannister, David. “Wilful Blindness: Sleeping Sickness and Onchocerciasis in Colonial Northern Ghana, 1909–1957.” Social History of Medicine 35, no. 2 (May 2022): 635–660. 

Flack, Andrew. “Dark Degenerations: Life, Light, and Transformation Beneath the Earth, 1840–circa 1900.” Isis 113, no. 2 (June 2022): 331-351.

Jaffary, Nora E. "The Monstrous Nation: The 1895 Salon de Anomalías in Mexico's National Museum, 1895." Journal of Women's History 34, no. 2 (2022): 11-30. 

Waggoner, Jess. “Race, Gender, and Sanism: Remapping Mad Feminist Genealogies.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 47, no. 4 (Summer 2022): 885–904.


“Kenya Loudd: Strength of Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act.” Disability Matters Podcast, May 2022.

  • *No transcripts provided.

From Pigeonhole Podcast, June 2022: “Please go to to fill out a survey about podcasts that are made by Deaf or disabled people and/or are about Deaf or disability-related topics.”


Contributions received from: 

Patricia Reeve


Compiled by: 

Katie Healey, PhD, UCLA