Reviews

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

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

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