Reviews

Author: 
Laurinda S. Dixon
Reviewer: 
Will Rogers

Rogers on Dixon, 'The Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca. 1500-1700'


Laurinda S. Dixon. The Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca. 1500-1700. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. xii + 254 pp. $93.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-05935-8; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-05936-5.

Reviewed by Will Rogers (University of Louisiana, Munroe)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Irina Metzler
Reviewer: 
Winston Black

Black on Metzler, 'Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages'


Irina Metzler. Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9636-5.

Reviewed by Winston Black (University of Tennessee)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Brian H. Greenwald, Joseph J. Murray, eds.
Reviewer: 
Martin Atherton

Atherton on Greenwald and Murray, 'In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780-1970'


Brian H. Greenwald, Joseph J. Murray, eds. In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780-1970. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2016. 288 pp. 39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56368-660-3.

Reviewed by Martin Atherton (University of Central Lancashire)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Waltraud Ernst, ed.
Reviewer: 
Amanda Haislip

Haislip on Ernst, 'Work, Psychiatry and Society, c. 1750-2015'


Waltraud Ernst, ed. Work, Psychiatry and Society, c. 1750-2015. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 392 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9769-0.

Reviewed by Amanda Haislip (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sebastian Weinert
Reviewer: 
Marion Schmidt

Schmidt on Weinert, '100 Jahre Fürst Donnersmarck-Stiftung 1916–2016'


Sebastian Weinert. 100 Jahre Fürst Donnersmarck-Stiftung 1916–2016. Berlin: Selbstverlag, 2016. 288 pp. EUR. 10.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-00-052484-4.

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

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

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