Thursday, June 10, 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).


Bakker, Nelleke. "Before Ritalin: Children and Neurasthenia in the Netherlands," _Paedagogica Historica_ 46(3)(2010):  383-401.

Brenner, Elma. "Recent Perspectives on Leprosy in Medieval Western Europe," _History Compass_ 8(5)(May 2010):  388-406.

Monk, Lee-Ann.  "Exploiting Patient Labour at Kew Cottages, Australia, 1887-1950," _British Journal of Learning Disabilities_ 38(2)(2010):   86-94.

Salmón, Fernando. "From Patient to Text? Narratives of Pain and Madness in Medical Scholasticism," in Florence Eliza Glaze and Brian K. Nance, eds., _Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in   Medieval and Earl Modern Europe_ (Micrologus Library 2010).

Sweeney, John. "Attitudes of Catholic Religious Orders Towards Children and Adults with an Intellectual Disability in Postcolonial Ireland," _Nursing Inquiry_ 17(2)(2010):  95-110.

Vanobbergen, Bruno, and Nancy Vansieleghem. "Repairing the Body, Restoring the Soul:  The Sea Hospital of the City of Paris in Berck- sur-Mer and the French War on Tuberculosis," _Paedagogica Historica_   46(3)(2010):  325-340.


Lauren Stokes reviewed Gemma Blackshaw and Leslie Topp, _Madness and  Modernity:  Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900_ (Lund   Humphries 2009) at the blog _H-Madness_ (24 May 2010): 

Jason Crouthamel reviewed Gregory M. Thomas, _Treating The Trauma of the Great War:  Soldiers, Civilians, and Psychiatrists in France, 1914-1940_ (Louisiana State University Press 2009), at the blog _H- Madness_ (14 May 2010):

Tony Jewell reviewed Ann Shaw and Carole Reeves, _The Children of Craig-y-nos: Life in a Welsh Tuberculosis Sanatorium_ (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2009) in _Journal of Public   Health_ 32(2)(2010):  291-292.


Alex Lubet, _Music, Disability, and Society_ (Temple University Press, December 2010; now available to preorder in paperback and cloth, or as an e-book).

Edward Wheatley, _Stumbling Blocks Before the Blind:  Medieval Constructions of a Disability_ (University of Michigan Press, 2010).

Susan M. Schweik, _The Ugly Laws:  Disability in Public_ (New York   University Press; paperback edition available August 2010).


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

Contributions received this month from:  Dan Wilson, John Erlen

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