Reviews

Author: 
Eli Clare
Reviewer: 
Laurel Daen

Daen on Clare, 'Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure'


Eli Clare. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6287-6; $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6276-0.

Reviewed by Laurel Daen (College of William & Mary)
Published on H-Disability (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Tanja Reiffenrath
Reviewer: 
Travis Chi Wing Lau

Lau on Reiffenrath, 'Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability'


Tanja Reiffenrath. Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability. Body Cultures Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2016. 321 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-3546-1.

Reviewed by Travis Chi Wing Lau (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dee Hoole

Hoole on Hamlett and Hoskins and Preston, 'Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970'


Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds. Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. New York: Routledge Press, 2013. 256 pp. $153.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-366-8.

Reviewed by Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Vicky Long
Reviewer: 
Verusca Calabria

Calabria on Long, 'Destigmatising Mental Illness'


Vicky Long. Destigmatising Mental Illness. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8581-9.

Reviewed by Verusca Calabria (Nottingham Trent University)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Adam Cohen
Reviewer: 
Lauren Thompson

Thompson on Cohen, 'Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck'


Adam Cohen. Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck. New York: Penguin Press, 2016. 416 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59420-418-0.

Reviewed by Lauren Thompson (Georgia State University)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, Chris Williams, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Handley-Cousins

Handley-Cousins on Seed and Kenny and Williams, 'Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War'


David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, Chris Williams, eds. Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78138-250-9.

Reviewed by Sarah Handley-Cousins (University at Buffalo SUNY)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Reviewer: 
Gareth Millward

Millward on Beckwith, 'Disability Servitude: From Peonage to Poverty'


Ruthie-Marie Beckwith. Disability Servitude: From Peonage to Poverty. New Yoro: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 184 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-54030-0.

Reviewed by Gareth Millward (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Audra Jennings
Reviewer: 
Beth Linker

Linker on Jennings, 'Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America'


Audra Jennings. Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 296 pp. 55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4851-7.

Reviewed by Beth Linker (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sara Newman
Reviewer: 
Jane Buckingham

Buckingham on Newman, 'Writing Disability: A Critical History'


Sara Newman. Writing Disability: A Critical History. Disability in Society Series. Boulder: FirstForumPress, 2013. vii + 207 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-935049-54-8.

Reviewed by Jane Buckingham (University of Canterbury)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Matthew Warner Osborn
Reviewer: 
Iain Smith

Smith on Osborn, 'Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic'


Matthew Warner Osborn. Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 280 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-09989-7.

Reviewed by Iain Smith (Gartnavel Royal Hospital)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sonya Freeman Loftis
Reviewer: 
Paula Hellal

Hellal on Loftis, 'Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum'


Sonya Freeman Loftis. Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 208 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01800-7.

Reviewed by Paula Hellal (Birkbeck University of London)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Laure Murat
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Murat, 'The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon'


Laure Murat. The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-02573-5.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University, Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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