Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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, 2012-2013). 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).


Brittain, Ian, Gregory Ramshaw, and Sean Gammon. "The Marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage," _International Journal of Heritage Studies_19(2)(March 2013): 171-185.

Dowbiggin, Ian. "From Sander to Schiavo: Morality, Partisan Politics, and America's Culture War over Euthanasia, 1950-2010," _Journal of  Policy History_ 25(1)(2013): 12-41.

Kirkpatrick, Bill. "'A Blessed Boon': Radio, Disability, Governmentality, and the Discourse of the 'Shut-In,' 1920-1930," _Critical Studies in Media Communication_ 29(August 2012): 165-84.

Shepherd, Jade. "'One of the Best Fathers Until He went Out of His Mind':  Paternal Child-Murder, 1864-1900," _Journal of Victorian Culture_ 18(March 2013): [no pages, sorry].

Slijkhuis, Jessica, and Harry Oosterhuis. "'Paralyzed with fears and worries':  Neurasthenia as a Gender-Specific Disease of Civilization," _History of Psychiatry_ 24(March 2013):  79-93.

Williams, Daniel K. "No Happy Medium: The Role of Americans' Ambivalent View of Fetal Rights in Political Conflict over Abortion Legalization," _Journal of Policy History_ 25(1)(2013): 42-61.


David Purdue reviewed Ronald J. Berger, _Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete_ (Routledge 2009), in _Sport in History_ 32(4)(December 2012):  587-590.

Esther Snell reviewed R. A. Houston, _Punishing the Dead? Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830_ (Oxford University Press 2010) in _History of Psychiatry_ 24(March 2013): 118-119.

Maureen Park reviewed Nicholas Tromans, _Richard Dadd:  The Artist and the Asylum_ (Tate Publishing 2011) in _History of Psychiatry_ 24(March 2013): 121-122.

Dana Rabin reviewed Heather R. Beatty, _Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain:  The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder_ (Pickering and Chatto 2011) in _History of Psychiatry_ 24(March 2013): 122-123.

Jorge Molero Mesa reviewed Diego Armus, _The Ailing City:  Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950_ (Duke University Press 2011) in _Dynamis 33(1)(2013): [no pages, sorry].

Arthur McIvor reviewed Christopher Sellers, Joseph Melling, eds., _Dangerous Trades:  Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World_ (Temple University Press 2011) in _Dynamis_ 33(1)(2013): [no pages, sorry].

Allison Neal reviewed Lillian Craton, _The Victorian Freak Show: The Significance of Disability and Physical Difference in Nineteenth-Century Fiction_ (Cambria Press 2009), and _Nadja Durbach, _Spectacle of Deformity:  Freak Shows and Modern British Culture_ (University of California Press 2010), in "The Continued Fascination with Freaks," _Journal of Victorian Culture_ 17(4)(December 2012):  559-562.

Chandri Raghava Reddy reviewed Joshua R. Eyler, ed., _Disability in the Middle Ages:  Reconsiderations and Reverberations_ (Ashgate 2010) in _Journal of Intercultural Studies_ 34(1)(2013):  104-106.

Naomi Lawson Jacobs reviewed Candida R. Moss and Jeremy Schipper, eds., _Disability Studies and Biblical Literature_ (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), in _Disability & Society_ 28(2)(2013):  289-291.


Wagner, David. _The "Miracle Worker" and the Transcendentalist: Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the Education of Helen Keller_ (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2012).

Contributions received this month from:  Dan Wilson, Jonathon Erlen.

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