Reviews

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

Author: 
Chris Millard
Reviewer: 
Paula Hellal

Hellal on Millard, 'A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing'

Chris Millard. A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 268 pp. $31.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-52961-9.

Reviewed by Paula Hellal (Birkbeck University of London) Published on H-Disability (May, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Charles E. Claggett Jr, Richard E. Weiss
Reviewer: 
Henry C. Alphin Jr

Alphin Jr on Claggett Jr and Weiss, 'Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights'

Charles E. Claggett Jr, Richard E. Weiss. Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 400 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-883982-79-9.

Reviewed by Henry C. Alphin Jr (Drexel University) Published on H-Disability (April, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Guy R. Hasegawa
Reviewer: 
Andrea Zittlau

Zittlau on Hasegawa, 'Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs'

Guy R. Hasegawa. Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. 160 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-3130-7.

Reviewed by Andrea Zittlau (Universität Rostock) Published on H-Disability (April, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Gerald V. O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Beth R. Handler

Handler on O'Brien, 'Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era'

Gerald V. O'Brien. Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. x + 203 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8709-7; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-107-4.

Reviewed by Beth R. Handler (Clark County School District) Published on H-Disability (April, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Exploring Metaphors of Marginalization

Author: 
Ali Haggett
Reviewer: 
Marion Schmidt

Schmidt on Haggett, 'A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980'

Ali Haggett. A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. xii + 215 pp. $31.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-44887-3.

Reviewed by Marion Schmidt (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Disability (April, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Thomas Knowles, Serena Trowbridge, eds.
Reviewer: 
Hazel Morrison

Morrison on Knowles and Trowbridge, 'Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century'

Thomas Knowles, Serena Trowbridge, eds. Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014. 256 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-452-8.

Reviewed by Hazel Morrison (University of Glasgow) Published on H-Disability (April, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Will Jackson
Reviewer: 
Julie Parle

Parle on Jackson, 'Madness and Marginality: The Lives of Kenya's White Insane'

Will Jackson. Madness and Marginality: The Lives of Kenya's White Insane. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 224 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8889-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5261-0655-1.

Reviewed by Julie Parle (University of KwaZulu-Natal) Published on H-Disability (March, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Naomi Rogers
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Foertsch

Foertsch on Rogers, 'Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine'

Naomi Rogers. Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 488 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538059-0.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Foertsch (University of North Texas) Published on H-Disability (March, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Chris Mounsey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Susan Anderson

Anderson on Mounsey, 'The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century'

Chris Mounsey, ed. The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century. Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series. New York: Bucknell University Press, 2014. 280 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61148-559-2; $39.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61148-739-8.

Reviewed by Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity University College) Published on H-Disability (March, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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