Zittlau on Kritsotaki and Long and Smith, ‘Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World’

Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith, eds. Deinstitutionalisation and After: Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 323 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-45359-0. Reviewed by Andrea Zittlau (Universität Rostock) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Jennings on Davis, ‘Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights’

Lennard J. Davis. Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015. 296 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8070-7156-4. Reviewed by Audra Jennings (Western Kentucky University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Rose on Hirshbein, ‘Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America’

Laura D. Hirshbein. Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015. 228 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6397-8. Reviewed by M. Lynn Rose (American University of Iraq, Sulaimani) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Lau on Reiffenrath, ‘Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability’

Tanja Reiffenrath. Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability. Body Cultures Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2016. 321 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-3546-1. Reviewed by Travis Chi Wing Lau (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.