Friday, September 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).


Haack, Kathleen, Ekkehardt Kumbier, and Sabine C. Herpertz. "Illnesses of the Will in 'Pre-Psychiatric' Times," _History of Psychiatry_ 21(2010): 261-277.

Hale, Elizabeth. "Disability and the Individual Talent: Adolescent Girlhood in the Pillars of the House and What Katy Did," _Women's Writing_ 17(2)(August 2010): 343-360.

Manning, Corinne. "'My Memory's Back!' Inclusive Learning Disability Research Using Ethics, Oral History, and Digital Storytelling," _British Journal of Learning Disabilities_ 38(3)(2010): 160-167.


Gerald N. Grob reviewed Christopher Payne, _Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals_ (MIT Press 2009), in _History of Psychiatry_ 21(2010): 365-366.

Laura M. Zucconi reviewed Lisa Appignanesi, _Mad, Bad, and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors_ (WW Norton and Co. 2008), in _Historian_ 72(2) (2010): 492-494.

Jaber F. Gubrium reviewed Jesse F. Ballenger, _Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America: A History_ (Johns Hopkins University Press 2006), in _Aging and Mental Health_ 14(7)(2010): 888-889.


Ann Millett-Gallant, _The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art_ (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).

Maureen Park, _Art in Madness: Dr. W. A. F. Browne's Collection of Patient Art at Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries_ (Dumfries & Galloway Health Board 2010).

Contributions received this month from: John Erlen, Iain Hutchison, Kathie Sheldon

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