Friday, April 5, 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).


Gangloff, Amy. "Safety in Accidents: Hugh DeHaven and the Development of Crash Injury Studies," _Technology and Culture_ 54(January 2013): 40-61.

Hampton, Jameel. "Discovering Disability:  The General Classes of Disabled People and the Classic Welfare State, 1948-1964," _Historian_ 75(1)(Spring 2013):  69-93.

Hayden, Erica. "'She Keeps the Place in Continual Excitement': Female Inmates' Reactions to Incarceration in Antebellum Pennsylvania's Prisons," _Pennsylvania History_ 80(Winter 2013): 51-84.

Hogan, Andrew J. "Set Adrift in the Prenatal Diagnostic Marketplace: Analyzing the Role of Users and Mediators in the History of a Medical Technology," _Technology and Culture_ 54(January 2013): 62-89.

Rousmaniere, Kate.  "Those Who Can't, Teach:  The Disabling History of American Educators," _History of Education Quarterly_ 53(1)(February 2013):  90-103.

Wolf, Peter.  "The Epileptic Aura in Literature:  Aesthetic and Philosophical Dimensions," _Epilepsia_ 54(3)(March 2013):  415-424.


Peter Leese reviewed Fiona Reid, _Broken Men:  Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-30_ (Continuum 2010), Gregory M. Thomas, _Treating the Trauma of the Great War:  Soldiers, Civilians, and Psychiatry in France, 1940-1940_ (Louisiana State University Press 2009), and Jolande Withuis and Annet Mooij, eds., _The Politics of War Trauma:  The Aftermath of World War II in Eleven European Countries_ (Aksant 2010), in _Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature_ 96(1)(December 2012):  89-92.


Jessica Allene Cooley (MA, Temple University 2012):  "An Inartistic Interest:  Civil War Medicine, Disability and the Art of Thomas Eakins"
Advisors:  Alan C. Braddock and David T. Mitchell

Elizabeth Petrick (PhD, University of California San Diego 2012):  "Fulfilling the Promise of the Personal Computer:  The Development of Accessible Computer Technologies, 1970-1998"
Advisor:  Cathy Gere

NEW BOOKS (2013):

Irina Metzler, _A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages:  Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment_ (Routledge 2013).

Deborah Weinstein, _The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy_ (Cornell University Press 2013).

Mitzi Waltz, _Autism: A Social and Medical History_ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013).

Contributions received this month from:  Kim Nielsen, Kristina Richardson

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