Reviews

Author: 
April Michelle Herndon
Reviewer: 
Lynn Rose

Rose on Herndon, 'Fat Blame: How the War on Obesity Victimizes Women and Children'

April Michelle Herndon. Fat Blame: How the War on Obesity Victimizes Women and Children. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014. x + 203 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1965-8.

Reviewed by Lynn Rose (Professor Emerita of History) Published on H-Disability (October, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Fat Panic

Author: 
John Stewart
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Stewart, 'Child Guidance in Britain, 1918-1955: The Dangerous Age of Childhood'

John Stewart. Child Guidance in Britain, 1918-1955: The Dangerous Age of Childhood. Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Series. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2013. 234 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-429-0.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University) Published on H-Disability (October, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Robert McRuer, Anna Mollow, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nina Mackert

Mackert on McRuer and Mollow, 'Sex and Disability'

Robert McRuer, Anna Mollow, eds. Sex and Disability. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. xi + 417 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5140-5; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5154-2.

Reviewed by Nina Mackert (Universität Erfurt) Published on H-Disability (September, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Lisa M. Hermsen
Reviewer: 
Lynn Rose

Rose on Hermsen, 'Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future'

Lisa M. Hermsen. Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xiii + 154 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-5157-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-5158-6.

Reviewed by Lynn Rose (Truman State University) Published on H-Disability (August, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Multiplicities of Mania

Author: 
Gerda Engelbracht and Andrea Hauser
Reviewer: 
Elsbeth Bösl

Bösl on Gerda Engelbracht and Andrea Hauser, 'Mitten in Hamburg: Die Alsterdorfer Anstalten 1945-1979'

Gerda Engelbracht and Andrea Hauser. Mitten in Hamburg: Die Alsterdorfer Anstalten 1945-1979. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2013. 328 pp. EUR 19.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-17-023395-9.

Reviewed by Elsbeth Bösl (Zentralinstitut für Geschichte der Technik TU München) Published on H-Disability (August, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

A New Trend in German Institution Historiography

Author: 
Ava Chamberlain
Reviewer: 
Kim Nielsen

Nielsen on Chamberlain, 'The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards'

Ava Chamberlain. The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards. North American Religions Series. New York: New York University Press, 2012. xiii + 257 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2372-2.

Reviewed by Kim Nielsen (University of Toledo) Published on H-Disability (August, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Ylva Söderfeldt
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Scales

Scales on Söderfeldt, 'From Pathology to Public Sphere: The German Deaf Movement 1848–1914'

Ylva Söderfeldt. From Pathology to Public Sphere: The German Deaf Movement 1848–1914. Disability Studies: Body-Power-Difference Series. Bielefeld: Transcript - Verlag für Kommunikation, Kultur und soziale Praxis, 2013. 315 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-2119-8.

Reviewed by Rebecca Scales (Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-Disability (July, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Havi Carel, Rachel Valerie Cooper, eds.
Reviewer: 
Hannah Tweed

Tweed on Carel and Cooper, 'Health, Illness, and Disease: Philosophical Essays'

Havi Carel, Rachel Valerie Cooper, eds. Health, Illness, and Disease: Philosophical Essays. Durham: Acumen, 2013. xi + 255 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84465-543-4.

Reviewed by Hannah Tweed (University of Glasgow) Published on H-Disability (July, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Andrew T. Scull
Reviewer: 
Jordan Piper

Piper on Scull, 'Madness: A Very Short Introduction'

Andrew T. Scull. Madness: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvi + 134 pp. $11.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-960803-4.

Reviewed by Jordan Piper (Leeds Trinity and All Saints College) Published on H-Disability (June, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Brune, Daniel J. Wilson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe

Sharpe on Brune and Wilson, 'Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity'

Jeffrey A. Brune, Daniel J. Wilson, eds. Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity. Phildalphia: Temple University Press, 2013. vi + 206 pp. $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0979-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0980-5.

Reviewed by Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe (George Mason University) Published on H-Disability (June, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Irina Metzler
Reviewer: 
Winston Black

Black on Irina Metzler, 'A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages'

Irina Metzler. A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages. New York: Routledge, 2013. 346 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-82259-6.

Reviewed by Winston Black (University of Tennessee) Published on H-Disability (June, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Harilyn Rousso
Reviewer: 
Candice Casas

Casas on Rousso, 'Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back'

Harilyn Rousso. Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013. xiii + 209 pp. $74.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0936-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0937-9; $24.95 (electronic), ISBN 978-1-4399-0938-6.

Reviewed by Candice Casas (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Published on H-Disability (May, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Allison P. Hobgood, David Houston Wood, eds.
Reviewer: 
Simon Jarrett

Jarrett on Hobgood and Wood, 'Recovering Disability in Early Modern England'

Allison P. Hobgood, David Houston Wood, eds. Recovering Disability in Early Modern England. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2013. 240 pp. $52.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1215-8.

Reviewed by Simon Jarrett (Birkbeck College, University of London) Published on H-Disability (May, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Staring at Early Modern Disability

Author: 
Chloe Silverman
Reviewer: 
Carolyn Ogburn

Ogburn on Silverman, 'Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder'

Chloe Silverman. Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. x + 340 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15046-8.

Reviewed by Carolyn Ogburn (UNC-TEACCH) Published on H-Disability (April, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

What’s Love Got to Do with It? A History of Autism and Affect

Author: 
James W. Trent Jr.
Reviewer: 
Allison Carey

Carey on Trent Jr., 'The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform'

James W. Trent Jr. The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. ix + 325 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-958-4; $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-959-1.

Reviewed by Allison Carey (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Disability (April, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Exploring the Legacy of Samuel G. Howe

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