Tuesday, March 2, 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).


Atherton, Martin. "A feeling as much as a place: leisure, deaf clubs and the British deaf community," _Journal of Leisure Studies_ 28(4) (2009): 443–454.

Atherton, Martin. "Choosing to be deaf: issues of identity in the British deaf community," in A. Brown, ed., _Historical Perspectives on Social Identities_ (Cambridge Scholars Press 2009): 129-136.

Earl, Dave. "Help For Children and Their Families: Presenting 'Subnormal' and 'Spastic' Children to the Public in 1950s New South Wales," _Antithesis_ 19(2009): 154 - 165.

Garden, Rebecca. "Telling Stories about Illness and Disability: The Limits and Lessons of Narrative," _Perspectives in Biology and Medicine_ 53(1)(Winter 2010): 121-135.

Jones, Simon R. "Re-expanding the Phenomenology of Hallucinations: Lessons from Sixteenth-Century Spain," _Mental Health, Religion, and Culture_ 13(2)(March 2010): 187-208.

Mann, Michael W. "The Epileptic Seizure and the Mystery of Death in Christian Painting," _Epilepsy and Behavior_ 17(2)(2010): 139-146.

Singer, Julie. "Toward a Transhuman Model of Medieval Disability," _Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies_ 1(1/2)(2010): 1-7.

Toms, J. "Mind the Gap: MIND, the Mental Hygiene Movement, and the Trapdoor in Measurements of Intellect," _Journal of Intellectual Disability Research_ 54(s1)(2010): 16-27.


Scot Danforth reviewed Robert L. Osgood, _The History of Special Education: A Struggle for Equality in American Public Schools_ (Praeger 2007), in _History of Education Quarterly_ 50(1)(2010): 109-111.

Frances Spalding reviewed the exhibit "Eighteenth-Century Blues: Exploring the Melancholy Mind" (at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, 21 June-31 August 2008), in _Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies_ 33(1)(2010): 117-118.

Saul Dubow reviewed Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully, _Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography_ (Princeton University Press 2009), in _Slavery and Abolition_ 31(1)(March 2010): 146-148.

Pat Bradley reviewed Mark Jukes, ed., _Learning Disability Nursing Practise: Origins, Perspectives and Practise_ (Quay Books 2009) in _British Journal of Learning Disabilities_ 38(1)(2010): 77-78.


Allison Carey, _On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in 20th Century America_ (Temple University 2009).

Thomas Couser, _Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Living_ (University of Michigan Press 2010).

Submissions received this month from: Allison Carey, Martin Atherton, Kristina Richardson

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