Tuesday, November 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).


Caron, Simone. "'Killed by its Mother': Infanticide in Providence County, Rhode Island, 1870 to 1938," _Journal of Social History_ 44(1) (Fall 2010): 213-237.

Coco, Adrienne Phelps. "Diseased, Maimed, Mutilated: Categorizations of Disability and an Ugly Law in Late Nineteenth-Century Chicago,"_Journal of Social History_ 44(1)(Fall 2010): 23-37.

Hirshbein, Laura. "'We Mentally Ill Smoke a Lot': Identity, Smoking, and Mental Illness in America," _Journal of Social History_ 44(1)(Fall 2010): 7-21.

Martyr, Philippa. "A Lesson in Vigilance? Mental Health Nursing Training in Western Australia, 1903-1958," _Issues in Mental Health Nursing_ 31(11)(October 2010): 723-730.

Seidelman, Rhona D., Ilan Troen, and Shifra Shvarts. "'Healing' the Bodies and Souls of Immigrant Children: The Ringworm and Trachoma Institute, Sha'ar ha-Aliya, 1952-1960," _Journal of Israeli History_ 29(2)(September 2010): 191-211.


David A. Gerber reviewed Susan Schweik, _The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public_ (NYU Press 2009) in _Journal of Social History_ 44(1)(Fall 2010): 273-275.

Julia Rodriguez reviewed Jonathan Ablard, _Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State 1880-1983_ (Ohio University Press 2008) in _Journal of Social History_ 44(1)(Fall 2010): 292-294.

Steven M. Beaudoin reviewed Anne T. Quartararo, _Deaf Identity and Social Images in Nineteenth-Century France_ (Gallaudet University Press 2008) in _Journal of Social History_ 44(1)(Fall 2010): 298-300.

Anthony Ellis reviewed Nina Taunton, _Fictions of Old Age in Early Modern Literature and Culture_ (Routledge 2007) in _Renaissance Studies_ 24(5)(November 2010): 775-777.

Owen L. Roberts reviewed David C. Humphrey, _Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872_ (Texas State Historical Association 2009) in _Southwestern Historical Quarterly_ (July 2010): [no pages, sorry].

Keith Volanto reviewed Heather Green Wooten, _The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown_ (Texas A&M University Press 2009) in _Southwestern Historical Quarterly_ (July 2010): [no pages, sorry].


Wendy J. Turner, ed. _Madness in Medieval Law and Custom_ (Brill 2010).

Contributions received this month from: Susan Burch, Michael Rembis, Kristina Richardson, Catherine Kudlick, John Erlen

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