McDonagh on Goodey, ‘Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia’

C. F. Goodey. Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. 184 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-82200-8.

Reviewed by Patrick McDonagh (Concordia University)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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Schmidt on Baker, ‘Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture’

Naomi Baker. Plain Ugly: The Unattractive Body in Early Modern Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. 270 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-6874-4.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Schmidt (Universität Rostock)
Published on H-Disability (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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Spring 2016 DHA Newsletter

The newsletter includes:

  • A message from Editor, Penny Richards
  • Announcements
  • Calls for Papers regarding;
    • Disability, Work and Representation: New Perspectives Special Issue: Disability Studies Quarterly (Fall 2017)
    • On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability (edited collection, proposals due July 31, 2016)
    • Making Modern Disability: Histories of Disability, Design, and Technology
    • Disability and Illness in Children’s Literature
    • Disability & Society Learning from the Past: Building the Future
  • Upcoming Conferences, May 2016- April 2017

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