Reviews

Author: 
Audra Jennings
Reviewer: 
Beth Linker

Linker on Jennings, 'Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America'


Audra Jennings. Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 296 pp. 55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4851-7.

Reviewed by Beth Linker (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sara Newman
Reviewer: 
Jane Buckingham

Buckingham on Newman, 'Writing Disability: A Critical History'


Sara Newman. Writing Disability: A Critical History. Disability in Society Series. Boulder: FirstForumPress, 2013. vii + 207 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-935049-54-8.

Reviewed by Jane Buckingham (University of Canterbury)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Matthew Warner Osborn
Reviewer: 
Iain Smith

Smith on Osborn, 'Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic'


Matthew Warner Osborn. Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 280 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-09989-7.

Reviewed by Iain Smith (Gartnavel Royal Hospital)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sonya Freeman Loftis
Reviewer: 
Paula Hellal

Hellal on Loftis, 'Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum'


Sonya Freeman Loftis. Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 208 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01800-7.

Reviewed by Paula Hellal (Birkbeck University of London)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Laure Murat
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Murat, 'The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon'


Laure Murat. The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-02573-5.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University, Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Jameel Hampton
Reviewer: 
Pamela L. Dale

Dale on Hampton, 'Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-1979'


Jameel Hampton. Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-1979. Bristol: Policy Press, 2016. 272 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4473-1642-8.

Reviewed by Pamela L. Dale (University of Exeter)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Susanne C. Knittel
Reviewer: 
Emmeline Burdett

Burdett on Knittel, 'The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory'


Susanne C. Knittel. The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. xii + 350 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6278-6.

Reviewed by Emmeline Burdett (University College London)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Marjory Harper, ed.
Reviewer: 
Penny L. Richards

Richards on Harper, 'Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present'


Marjory Harper, ed. Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present. Mental Health in Historical Perspective Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 280 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-52967-1.

Reviewed by Penny L. Richards (UCLA Center for the Study of Women)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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

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