Reviews

Author: 
Sarah Pinto
Reviewer: 
Esme Cleall

Cleall on Pinto, 'Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India'

Sarah Pinto. Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India. Contemporary Ethnography Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 296 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4583-7.

Reviewed by Esme Cleall (University of Sheffield) Published on H-Disability (October, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
C. F. Goodey
Reviewer: 
Patrick McDonagh

McDonagh on Goodey, 'Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future'

C. F. Goodey. Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. 184 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-82200-8.

Reviewed by Patrick McDonagh (Concordia University) Published on H-Disability (September, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Naomi Baker
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Schmidt

Schmidt on Baker, 'Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture'

Naomi Baker. Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. 270 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-6874-4.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Schmidt (Universität Rostock) Published on H-Disability (August, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Karen Bourrier
Reviewer: 
Deborah Fratz

Fratz on Bourrier, 'The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel'

Karen Bourrier. The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel. Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015. 184 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-05248-6; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-07248-4.

Reviewed by Deborah Fratz (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) Published on H-Disability (August, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sabine Arnaud
Reviewer: 
Simon Jarrett

Jarrett on Arnaud, 'On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820'

Sabine Arnaud. On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Illustrations. 376 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-27554-3.

Reviewed by Simon Jarrett (Birkbeck College, University of London) Published on H-Disability (August, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Christine Van Everbroeck, Pieter Verstraete
Reviewer: 
Nathanje Dijkstra

Dijkstra on Van Everbroeck and Verstraete, 'Verminkte stilte: De Belgische invalide soldaten van de Groote Oorlog'

Christine Van Everbroeck, Pieter Verstraete. Verminkte stilte: De Belgische invalide soldaten van de Groote Oorlog. Namur, Belgium: Namur University Press, Namur, Belgium, 2014. 200 pp. EUR 35.00, ISBN 978-2-87037-786-4.

Reviewed by Nathanje Dijkstra (Utrecht University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Sound of Silence

Author: 
John Field
Reviewer: 
Jihan Abbas

Abbas on Field, 'Working Men's Bodies: Work Camps in Britain, 1880-1940'

John Field. Working Men's Bodies: Work Camps in Britain, 1880-1940. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8768-4.

Reviewed by Jihan Abbas (Carleton University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Anwei Skinsnes Law
Reviewer: 
Charmaine Robson

Robson on Law, 'Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory'

Anwei Skinsnes Law. Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory. Latitutde 20 Book Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2012. Illustrations. 576 pp. $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3636-8; $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3465-4.

Reviewed by Charmaine Robson (University of New South Wales) Published on H-Disability (July, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
John M. Kinder
Reviewer: 
James Marten

Marten on Kinder, 'Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran'

John M. Kinder. Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2015. viii + 358 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-21009-4; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-42071-4.

Reviewed by James Marten (Marquette University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Tom Shakespeare, ed.
Reviewer: 
Natalie Spagnuolo

Spagnuolo on Shakespeare, 'Disability Research Today: International Perspectives'

Tom Shakespeare, ed. Disability Research Today: International Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Press Ltd., 2015. 270 pp. $51.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-74844-5.

Reviewed by Natalie Spagnuolo (York University, Toronto) Published on H-Disability (July, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Marius Turda
Reviewer: 
José Martinez-Pérez

Martinez-Pérez on Turda, 'Modernism and Eugenics'

Marius Turda. Modernism and Eugenics. Modernism and ... Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 189 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-230-23083-5.

Reviewed by José Martinez-Pérez (University of Castilla-La Mancha) Published on H-Disability (June, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
David Bolt, ed.
Reviewer: 
Pieter Verstraete

Verstraete on Bolt, 'Changing Social Attitudes toward Disability: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and Educational Studies'

David Bolt, ed. Changing Social Attitudes toward Disability: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and Educational Studies. Routledge Advances in Disability Studies Series. New York: Routledge, 2014. 190 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-73249-9.

Reviewed by Pieter Verstraete (KU Leuven) Published on H-Disability (June, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Alas, I Was Wrong

Author: 
Louise Hide
Reviewer: 
Dee Hoole

Hoole on Hide, 'Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890-1914'

Louise Hide. Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890-1914. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 240 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-32142-8.

Reviewed by Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen) Published on H-Disability (June, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Robin Greenspun, dir.
Reviewer: 
Lyusyena Kirakosyan

Kirakosyan on Greenspun, 'Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl'

Robin Greenspun, dir. Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl. New York: Icarus Films, 2015. 83 minutes.

Reviewed by Lyusyena Kirakosyan (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Disability (May, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

“Those who believe their suffering has been valuable love more readily that those who see no meaning in their pain.”[1]

Author: 
David Bolt
Reviewer: 
Hannah Tweed

Tweed on Bolt, 'Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing'

David Bolt. Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability Series. Ann Arbor: University Of Michigan Press, 2013. 178 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11906-6.

Reviewed by Hannah Tweed (University of Glasgow) Published on H-Disability (May, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Pages

Subscribe to H-Disability: Reviews