Reviews

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

Author: 
Mara Faulkner
Reviewer: 
Edward (Ed) T. Morman

Morman on Faulkner, 'Going Blind: A Memoir'

Mara Faulkner. Going Blind: A Memoir. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. xi + 227 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2667-9; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2668-6.

Reviewed by Edward (Ed) T. Morman (National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute) Published on H-Disability (February, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Of Disability and Dispossession: Blindness, Literal and Metaphoric

Author: 
Steven J. Taylor
Reviewer: 
Allison Carey

Carey on Taylor, 'Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors'

Steven J. Taylor. Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009. xv + 484 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-0915-5.

Reviewed by Allison Carey (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Disability (January, 2010) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Graham Mooney, Jonathan Reinarz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ian Miller

Miller on Mooney and Reinarz, 'Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting'

Graham Mooney, Jonathan Reinarz, eds. Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 352 pp. EUR 70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-420-2599-8.

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

Historicizing Hospital and Asylum Visiting

Author: 
David C. Humphrey
Reviewer: 
Franklin K. Wyman

Wyman on Humphrey, 'Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872'

David C. Humphrey. Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872. Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2009. 326 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87611-237-3.

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

A Tale of Partly Varnished Life

Author: 
Elizabeth Klaver, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ian Miller

Miller on Klaver, 'The Body in Medical Culture'

Elizabeth Klaver, ed. The Body in Medical Culture. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. ix + 255 pp. $74.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2585-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2586-3.

Reviewed by Ian Miller (University of Manchester) Published on H-Disability (December, 2009) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Construction and Objectification of the Medicalized Body

Author: 
Ruth O'Brien, ed.
Reviewer: 
Allison Carey

Carey on O'Brien, 'Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act'

Ruth O'Brien, ed. Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. xix + 286 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-515687-4.

Reviewed by Allison Carey (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Disability (October, 2009) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Bringing the Americans with Disabilities Act to Life through Narrative and Legal Analysis

Author: 
Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer
Reviewer: 
Stephen Gulley

Gulley on Switzer, 'Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality'

Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer. Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2003. 328 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87840-898-6; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87840-897-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Gulley (Ph.D. Candidate, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University) Published on H-Disability (December, 2003)

Author: 
Lennard J. Davis
Reviewer: 
Susan Burch

Burch on Davis, 'Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and Other Difficult Positions'

Lennard J. Davis. Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and Other Difficult Positions. New York: New York University Press, 2003. 224 pp. $21.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-1950-3; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-1949-7.

Reviewed by Susan Burch (Department of History and Government, Gallaudet University) Published on H-Disability (November, 2003)

Author: 
Paul K. Longmore
Reviewer: 
John Vickrey Van Cleve

Van Cleve on Longmore, 'Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability'

Paul K. Longmore. Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003. ix + 278 pp. $69.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59213-024-5.

Reviewed by John Vickrey Van Cleve (Department of History, Gallaudet University) Published on H-Disability (October, 2003)

Paul Longmore: A Life Worth Living

Paul Longmore: A Life Worth Living

Author: 
Katherine Ott, David Serlin, Stephen Mihm, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dudley S. Childress

Childress on Ott and Serlin and Mihm, 'Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics'

Katherine Ott, David Serlin, Stephen Mihm, eds. Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics. New York and London: New York University Press, 2002. vi + 359 pp. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-6198-4; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6197-7.

Reviewed by Dudley S. Childress (Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University) Published on H-Disability (June, 2003)

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