Wednesday, April 1, 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)."


Barager, "'From the Periphery Towards the Center': Locating An Alternative Genealogy for Disability Studies in Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals," UCLA _Center for the Study of Women: Thinking Gender Papers_ (February 1, 2009):

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Capps, Donald. "Mental Illness, Religion, and the Rational Mind: The Case of Clifford W. Beers," _Mental Health, Religion, and Culture_ 12(2)(March 2009): 157-174.

Goodkin, Howard P. "The Founding of the American Epilepsy Society: 1936," _Epilepsia_ 50(3)(2009): 566-570.

Larsson, Marina. "Families and Institutions for Shell-Shocked Soldiers in Australia After the First World War," _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 97-114.

Pietikainen, Petteri. "Strengthening the Will: Public Clinics for the Nervously Ill in Sweden in the First Half of the Twentieth Century," _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 115-132.

Stuckey, Michelle. "'Human Weeds': Dysgenic Breeders in Edith Summers Kelley’s Weeds" _UCLA Center for the Study of Women: Thinking Gender Papers_ (February 1, 2009):

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Alison Bashford reviewed Emily K. Abel, _Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles_ (Rutgers University Press 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 186-187.

Stephanie Kirby reviewed Cynthia A. Connolly, _Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970_ (Rutgers University Press 2008), in _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1) (2009): 187-189.

Maria Silvia di Liscia reviewed Diego Armus, _La Ciudad Impura: Salud, Tuberculosis, y Cultura en Buenos Aires, 1870-1950_ (Edhasa 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 189-191.

Ann Zulawski reviewed Jonathan D. Ablard, _Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983_ (Ohio University Press/University of Calgary Press 2008), in _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 209-211.

Nafsika Thalassis reviewed Thomas Bewley, _Madness to Mental Illness: A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists_ (Cromwell Press 2008), in _Social History of Medicine_ 22(1)(2009): 208-209.


Julie Passanante Elman (PhD, George Washington University 2009): "Medicalizing Edutainment: Enforcing Disability in the Teen Body, 1970-2000"

Advisors: Melani McAlister and Robert McRuer


Marina Larsson, _Shattered Anzacs: Living with the Scars of War_ (UNSW Press 2009).

Contributions received this month from: Marina Larsson

compiled byPenny L. Richards PhD

Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability