July 2021 Monthly Newsletter (#239)

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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: editor.hdisability@gmail.com



Alexis Padilla, Disability, Intersectional Agency, and Latinx Identity: Theorizing LatDisCrit Counterstories, Routledge, July 2021.

Grace McCarthy, Shakespearean Drama, Disability, and the Filmic Stare, Routledge, July 2021.

Ciaran Burke (Ed) and Bronagh Byrne (Ed), Social Research and Disability: Developing Inclusive Research Spaces for Disabled Researchers, Routledge, July 2021.

Rianne van Melik (Ed), Pierre Filion (Ed), and Brian Doucet (Ed), Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility, Bristol University Press, July 2021.

Andrew McKendry. Disavowing Disability: Richard Baxtor and the Conditions of Salvation, Cambridge University Press, July 2021.


Margaret Oldfield, “Nothing About Us Without Us”: Involving People with Dementia in Qualitative Research,” Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2, (July 2021). 


John R. R. Freer, “‘A picture is worth 1000 words: examining students’ understanding of disability in definitions and drawings, Disability & Society, July 2021, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1942791


Heidi Lourens & Brian Watermeyer, “The invisible lockdown: Reflections on disability during the time of the Coronavirus pandemic, Disability & Society, July 2021, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1947194



Sam Jasmine and Charlene Doll, “Disability and Progress,” KFAI.org, July 2021. https://www.kfai.org/player/?episode_id=31573


Ralph Neas, “Barrier Free Futures,” July 2021. https://barrierfreefutures.libsyn.com/


Lisa Schur and Douglas Kruse, “Making voting accessible,” Down to the Struts, Season 3, Episode 1, July 2021. https://www.downtothestruts.com/episodes/season-3-episode-2-voting-rights



Laurel Daen, Review of Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean, by Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy. The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 78 no. 3, 2021, P. 556-559.


Justin R. Hunter, Review of Goze: Women, Musical Performance, and Visual Disability in Traditional Japan by Gerald Groemer. Ethnomusicology, vol. 65, no. 2, 2021, pp. 381–383. 


Lynsey Cullen. Review of From Melancholia to Depression: Disordered Mood in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry by Åsa Jansson. H-Disability, H-Net Reviews. July, 2021.

Vicky Long. Review of Disability in Industrial Britain: A Cultural and Literary History of Impairment in the Coal Industry 1880-1948 by Bohata, Kirsti; Jones, Alexandra; Mantin, Mike; Thompson, Steven. H-Disability, H-Net Reviews. July, 2021.


Qudsiya Naqui, “Disabled Immigrants: Living on the Edge of Barbwire,” Disability Visibility Project, July 2021.


J. Logan Smilges, “Pride Feelings,” Disability Visibility Project, July 2021.



Dolly Sen, Christopher Samuel, and David Turner speaks with the host Jess Bailey at an event, “Nothing About Us Without Us” organized by the Wellcome Trust, July 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z9REHogrU0&t=4s


David Turner in conversation with Amy Kavanagh on the topic of “Disability in the Industrial Revolution,” organized by HistFest Ltd., July 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz10VAJdDl4


Contributions received from Iain Hutchison, Ph.D., University of Glasgow, and Angela Turner, Ph.D., University of Strathclyde

Compiled by: Shubhangi Mehrotra, Ph.D.