Friday, January 1, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post 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, 2009-2010). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations. Contributions are always welcomed offlist and are compiled into subsequent postings by the editor.

The usual caveats:

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).


Goodheart, Lawrence B. "From Cure to Custodianship of the Insane Poor in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut," _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 65(2010): 106-130.

Lester, David. "The Reasons for Suicide: An Analysis of the Diary of Arthur Inman," _Death Studies_ 34(1)(January 2010): 54-70.

Miron, Janet. "'In View of the Knowledge to be Acquired': Public Visits to New York's Asylums in the Nineteenth Century," _Clio Medica/ Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine_ 86(2009): 243-266.

Nilsson, Roddy. "Creating the Swedish Juvenile Delinquent: Criminal Policy, Science, and Institutionalization, c1930-1970," _Scandinavian Journal of History_ 34(4)(December 2009): 354-375.

O'Brien, Gerald V., and Meghan E. Bundy, Meghan E. "Reaching Beyond the 'Moron': Eugenic Control of Secondary Disability Groups," _Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare_ 36(2009): 153-171.

Oulton, Carolyn W. de la L. "'the shadow which I call pain': Mary Chomondeley and the Dilemma of Bodily Weakness," _Life Writing_ 6(3) (December2009): 303-312.

Smith, Leonard. "'The Keeper Must Himself be Kept': Visitation and the Lunatic Asylum in England, 1750-1850," _Clio Medica/Wellcome   Series in the History of Medicine_ 86(2009): 199-222.


Jeanne Kisacky reviewed Carla B. Yanni, _The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States_ (University of Minnesota 2007), in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 65(2010): 135-137.

Ian Dowbiggin reviewed Paul A. Lombardo, _Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell_ (Johns Hopkins University Press 2008), in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 65(2010): 137-139.

Kirsten E. Gardner reviewed Elizabeth Lane Furdell, _Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in Britain until Insulin_ (Brill Press 2009), in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 65(2010): 142-143.

Mariano Ben Plotkin reviewed Jonathan D. Ablard, _Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983_ (Ohio University Press 2008) in _Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology_ 14(2)(November2009): 508-510.

Contributions received this month from: John Erlen, Gerald O'Brien

compiled by
Penny L. Richards
PhD Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability