Sunday, October 9, 2011

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, 2010-2011). Most 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).


Filippi, Natacha. "Deviance, Punishment, and Logics of Subjectification during Apartheid: Insane, Political, and Common-Law Prisoners in a South African Gaol," _Journal of South African Studies_ 37(3)(2011): 627-643.

Laes, Christian. "Silent Witnesses: Deaf-Mutes in Graeco-Roman Antiquity," _Classical World_ 104(4)(Summer 2011): [no pages, sorry].

McCulloch, Jock. "Air Hunger: The 1930 Johannesburg Conference and the Politics of Silicosis," _History Workshop Journal_ 72(2011): 118-137.


Heli Leppälä reviewed Susan M. Schweik, _The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public_ (NYU Press 2009) in _Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research_ 13(2)(2011): 169-172.

Emma Griffin reviewed Catherine Mills, _Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800-1914_ (Ashgate 2010), in _English Historical Review_ 126(522)(2011): 1213-1214.

Brenda Assael reviewed Nadja Durbach, _Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture_ (University of California Press 2010), in _English Historical Review_ 126(522)(2011): 1221-1222.

Susan Hogan reviewed Lisa Appignanesi, _Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present_ (Virago Press 2008) in _Women's Studies_ 40(7)(2011): 940-945.

Joe Parker reviewed Masae Kato, _Women's Rights? The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan_ (Amsterdam UP 2009) in _Women's Studies_ 40(7)(2011): 951-955.

Amos Yong reviewed Vardit Rispler-Chaim, _Disability in Islamic Law_(Springer 2007), in _Religious Studies Review_ 37(3)(September 2011): 228-229.

Daniel C. Dillard reviewed Nathaniel Deutsch, _Inventing America's "Worst" Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael_ (University of California Press 2009) in _Religious Studies Review_ 37(3)(September 2011): 230.

Barbara Cole reviewed Jan W. Valle, _What Mothers Say About Special Education: From the 1960s to the Present_ (Palgrave 2009), in _History of Education_ 40(4)(July 2011): 553-556.


Blake, Nathan D. (PhD, University of California-Irvine 2011): "Camera Consciousness: The Aesthetic and Prosthetic Legacy of World War I"
Advisor: Peter Krapp

Meredith-Dunlop, Amanda Leigh (MA, University of Utah 2011): "Body and Mind: A Comparison of Photographic Depictions of Physically and Mentally Wounded British Soldiers During the Great War"
Advisor: Nadja Durbach


Stuart Murray, _Autism_ (Taylor and Francis 2011).

Submissions received this month from: Dan Wilson, Rachael A. Zubal-Ruggieri (via DS-HUM), Kathleen Sheldon

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