Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

About once a month, and appearing as an an occasional feature of H-Disability, Penny L. Richards, a PhD Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Co-editor of H-Education and H-Disability, compiles and posts a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2008-2009). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. Additional sources include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

She welcomes contributions offlist that are compiled into subsequent postings. Her usual caveats for contributions are:

"1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;

2) listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and

3) only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors)."


Devlieger, Patrick, Ian Grosvenor, Frank Simon, Geert van Hove, and Bruno Vanobbergen, "Visualizing Disability in the Past," _Paedagogica Historica_ 44(6)(December 2008): 747-760.

Wilkinson, Penny, and Peter McGill. "Representation of People with Intellectual Disabilities in a British Newspaper in 1983 and 2001," _Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities_ 22(1) (2009): 65-76.

Wilson, Daniel J. "Psychological Trauma and its Treatment in the Polio Epidemics," _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(4)(Winter 2008): 848-877.


Julie Anderson, "Voices in the Dark: Representations of Disability in Historical Research," _Journal of Contemporary History_ 44(2009): 107-116, is a review essay on Pamela Dale and Joseph Melling (eds), _Mental Illness and Learning Disability Since 1850: Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom_ (Routledge 2006); Waltraud Ernst (ed.), _Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal: Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity_ (Routledge 2006); and David M. Turner and Kevin Stagg (eds), _Social Histories of Disability and Deformity_ (Routledge 2006).

Susanne Klausen, "Rethinking Reproduction: New Approaches to the History of Sexuality, Gender, the Family, and Reproductive Control," _Journal of Contemporary History_ 44(2009): 117-127, is a review essay that covers, among other works, Joanna Schoen's _Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare_ (UNC Press 2005), and Alexandra Stern, _Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America_ (UC Press 2005).

Virginia Berridge reviewed Didier Fassin (Amy Jacobs and Gabrielle Varro, trans.), _When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa_ (UC Press 2007), in _Journal of Contemporary History_ 44(2009): 153-155.

Geoffrey Cocks reviewed _Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity_ (UC Press 2006), in _Journal of Contemporary History_ 44(2009): 160-162.

Kathryn Brammall reviewed A. W. Bates, _Emblematic Monsters: Unnatural Conceptions and Deformed Births in Early Modern Europe_ (Editions Rodopi BV 2005), in _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82 (4)(Winter 2008): 933-934.

Françoise Guérard reviewed Thierry Nootens, _Fous, Prodigues, et Ivrognes: Familles et déviance à Montréal au XIX siècle_ (McGill- Queen's University Press 2007), in _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(4)(Winter 2008): 951-952.

Catherine J. Kudlick reviewed Carol Poore, _Disability in Twentieth- Century German Culture_ (University of Michigan Press 2007), in _Central European History_ 41(4)(December 2008): 696-698.

Stephen Verderber reviewed Carla Yanni, _The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States_ (University of Minnesota Press 2007) in _Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians_ 67(3)(September 2008): 458-459.

Contributions received this month from: Catherine J. Kudlick, John Erlen

compiled by

Penny L. Richards PhD

Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability