Thursday, February 5, 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)."


Adams, Annmarie, Kevin Schwartzman, and David Theodore. "Collapse and Expand: Architecture and Tuberculosis Therapy in Montreal, 1909, 1933, 1954," _Technology and Culture_ 49(4)(October 2008): 908-942.

Blanck, Peter. "'The Right to Live in the World': Disability Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," _Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights_ (Spring 2008): [no pages, sorry].

Durgin, Patrick F. "Psychosocial Disability and Post-Ableist Poetics: The 'Case' of Hannah Weiner's Clairvoyant Journals," _Contemporary Women's Writing_ 2(2)(2008): 131-154.

Perlin, Michael L. "'Through the Wild Cathedral Evening': Barriers, Attitudes, Participatory Democracy, Professor tenBroek, and the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities," _Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights_ (Spring 2008): [no pages, sorry].


Erin Sullivan reviewed Jeremy Schmidt's _Melancholy and the Care of the Soul: Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Madness in Early Modern England_ (Ashgate 2007), in _History of the Human Sciences_ 22 (2009): 144-149.

Ulf Högberg reviewed Ian Dowbiggin, _The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the Twentieth Century_ (Oxford UP 2008) in _The European Journal of Public Health_ 19(1)(November 2008): 121.


Steven J. Taylor, _Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors_ (Syracuse UP 2009).


Joseph John Murray (PhD, University of Iowa 2007): "A Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin: The Transnational Lives of Deaf Americans, 1870-1924"[AAT 3290674]

Contributions received this month from: Jonathon Erlen, Michael Yared, Joseph Murray

Compiled byPenny L. Richards PhD

Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability