CFP-2018 American Studies Association Conference

2018 American Studies Association Conference Call for Paper Proposals Panel Title: Thinking Beyond Recovery: Cripistemologies of Continuous Crisis Dominant ableist epistemologies rely on the rhetoric of crisis and recovery in relation to illness and disability. This orientation toward the imagined spacetime of suffering bodies and minds mirrors what some would call a short-sighted view of… Continue Reading CFP-2018 American Studies Association Conference

McGuire on Allan, ‘Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure’

Kathryn Allan, ed. Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 217 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-34342-0. Reviewed by Coreen McGuire (University of Leeds) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

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.