Reviews

Author: 
Mary Wilkinson
Reviewer: 
Franklin K. Wyman

Wyman on Wilkinson, 'Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders'

Mary Wilkinson. Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. 224 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84310-415-5.

Reviewed by Franklin K. Wyman (Drew University) Published on H-Disability (September, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Pride against Prejudice

Author: 
Christopher Payne
Reviewer: 
Beth R. Handler

Handler on Payne, 'Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals'

Christopher Payne. Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009. 209 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01349-9.

Reviewed by Beth R. Handler (University of Louisiana) Published on H-Disability (September, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Rise and Fall of the American Asylum: A Life History in Pictures and Text

Author: 
Susan Burch, Hannah Joyner
Reviewer: 
Paul Lawrie

Lawrie on Burch and Joyner, 'Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson'

Susan Burch, Hannah Joyner. Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. 304 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3155-7.

Reviewed by Paul Lawrie (University of Toronto) Published on H-Disability (September, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Segregation's Silences

Author: 
Jean Denecke
Reviewer: 
Daniel J. Wilson

Wilson on Denecke, 'Walking Isn't Everything'

Jean Denecke. Walking Isn't Everything. Edited by Kristin Gruenewald and Keith Storey. Oshawa: Crystal Dreams Publishing, 2008. 217 pp. $16.96 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59146-192-0.

Reviewed by Daniel J. Wilson (Muhlenberg College) Published on H-Disability (August, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

An Ordinary Life with Polio

Author: 
Allison C. Carey
Reviewer: 
Paul K. Longmore

Longmore on Carey, 'On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America'

Allison C. Carey. On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. 286 pp. $59.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59213-697-1.

Reviewed by Paul K. Longmore Published on H-Disability (August, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Reconstructing the Ideological History of Disability

Author: 
John T. Hamilton
Reviewer: 
Ian Miller

Miller on Hamilton, 'Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language'

John T. Hamilton. Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language. Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. xviii + 252 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14220-5.

Reviewed by Ian Miller (University of Manchester) Published on H-Disability (August, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Michael J. Hyde
Reviewer: 
Kristina Peel

Peel on Hyde, 'Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human'

Michael J. Hyde. Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010. 322 pp. 29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60258-244-6.

Reviewed by Kristina Peel (University of Bristol) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

A History of Perfection through a Philosophical Lens

Author: 
Anne T. Quartararo
Reviewer: 
Martin Atherton

Atherton on Quartararo, 'Deaf Identity and Social Images in Nineteenth-Century France'

Anne T. Quartararo. Deaf Identity and Social Images in Nineteenth-Century France. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2008. xi + 285 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56368-367-1.

Reviewed by Martin Atherton (University of Central Lancashire) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

A Deaf Revolution in Revolutionary France

Author: 
Patrick McDonagh
Reviewer: 
Lynn Rose

Rose on McDonagh, 'Idiocy: A Cultural History'

Patrick McDonagh. Idiocy: A Cultural History. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008. 320 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84631-095-9; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84631-096-6.

Reviewed by Lynn Rose (Department of History, Truman State University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Pinnacle of Foolishness

Author: 
Nadja Durbach
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Durbach, 'Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture'

Nadja Durbach. Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. xiii + 273 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25768-9.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Representing "Freaks"

Author: 
Daniel J. Wilson
Reviewer: 
Elsbeth Bösl

Bösl on Wilson, 'Polio'

Daniel J. Wilson. Polio. Biographies of Disease Series. Portsmouth: Greenwood Press, 2009. 172 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-35897-5.

Reviewed by Elsbeth Bösl (Zentralinstitut für Geschichte der Technik TU München) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Polio: From a Medical, Sociocultural, and Patient Perspective

Author: 
Patrick Hagopian
Reviewer: 
Laura Jones

Jones on Hagopian, 'The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing'

Patrick Hagopian. The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009. xv + 553 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-693-4.

Reviewed by Laura Jones (Louisiana State University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Elsbeth Bösl
Reviewer: 
Carol Poore

Poore on Bösl, 'Politiken der Normalisierung: Zur Geschichte der Behindertenpolitik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland'

Elsbeth Bösl. Politiken der Normalisierung: Zur Geschichte der Behindertenpolitik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bielefeld: Transcript - Verlag für Kommunikation, Kultur und soziale Praxis, 2009. 406 S. EUR 29.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-1267-7.

Reviewed by Carol Poore (Brown University) Published on H-Disability (May, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Politics of Normalization

Author: 
Anne Borsay
Reviewer: 
Iain C. Hutchison

Hutchison on Borsay, 'Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750: A History of Exclusion'

Anne Borsay. Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750: A History of Exclusion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 288 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-333-91255-3.

Reviewed by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Stirling) Published on H-Disability (March, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Kim E. Nielsen
Reviewer: 
Daniel S. Goldberg

Goldberg on Nielsen, 'Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller'

Kim E. Nielsen. Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009. xv + 299 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8070-5046-0.

Reviewed by Daniel S. Goldberg (Baylor College of Medicine) Published on H-Disability (March, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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