Saturday, October 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).


Amundson, Ron, and Akira Ruddle-Miyamoto. "A Wholesome Horror: The Stigmas of Leprosy in 19th Century Hawaii," _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at

Barry, Colleen L., Haiden A. Huskamp, and Howard H. Goldman, "A Political History of Federal Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Parity," _Milbank Quarterly_ 88(3)(September 2010): 404-433.

Floyd, Barbara. "Hugh Gregory Gallagher's Splendid Reception," _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at

Gobbo, Ken. "Dyslexia and Creativity: The Education and Work of Robert Rauschenberg," _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at

Neumann, Boaz. "Being Prosthetic in the First World War and Weimar Germany," _Body & Society_ 16(2010): 93-126.

Olson, Sherry, Kevin Henry, Michele Jomphe, Kevin Schwartzman, and Paul Brassard, "Tracking Tuberculosis in the Past: The Use of Genealogical Evidence," _Journal of Historical Geography_ 36(3)(July 2010): 327-341.

Schweik, Susan. "Marshall P. Wilder and Disability Performance History," _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at


Michael A. Rembis reviewed Susan Burch, ed., _Encyclopedia of American Disability History_ (Facts on File 2009) in _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at

Alexis Martina reviewed Nadja Durbach's _Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture_ (University of California Press 2010) in _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 30(3/4)(2010): online at

Charlotte A. Roberts reviewed Luke Demaitre, _Leprosy in Premodern Medicine: A Malady of the Whole Body_ (Johns Hopkins University Press 2007), in _The Historian_ 72(30)(Fall 2010): 718-719.

Oliver Davis reviewed Alison Holland, _Excess and Transgression in Simone de Beauvoir's Fiction: The Discourse of Madness_ (Ashgate 2009), in _French Studies_ 64(4)(2010): 504-505.

Paul Berry reviewed Corinne Manning, ed., _Bye-Bye Charlie: Stories from the Vanishing World of Kew Cottages_ (University of South Wales Press 2008), in _International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education_ 57(3)(September 2010): 341-343.

Erica Lee reviewed Susan Schweik, _The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public_ (NYU Press 2009), in _Law, Culture, and the Humanities_ 6(2010): 463-464.

Contributions received this month from: John Erlen

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