Shawn Chandler Bingham, Sara E. Green. Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor. Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2017. 200 pp,. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62637-520-8; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-62637-565-9. Reviewed by Daniel J. Wilson (Muhlenberg College) Published on H-Disability (January, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49882 In Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor, Shawn Chandler… Continue Reading Review of Bingham and Green, Seriously Funny, by Daniel Wilson
Jenni Kuuliala. Childhood Disability and Social Integration in the Middle Ages: Constructions of Impairments in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Canonization. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2016. 380 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-503-55185-2. Reviewed by Christiane N. Fabbri (Yale University) Published on H-Disability (January, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47871 Disability and Religion We all know about disability. Friends, family members, and… Continue Reading Review of Kuuliala by Christiane N Fabbri
Patrick Devlieger, Beatriz Miranda-Galarza, Steven E. Brown, Megan Strickfaden, eds. Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society (Second Edition). Antwerp: Maklu, Garant & Cyclus, 2016. 514 pp. $58.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-441-3417-9. Reviewed by Celeste Sharpe (George Mason University) Published on H-Disability (December, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture… Continue Reading Review of Devlieger, Miranda-Galarza, Brown, Strickfaden Rethinking Disability by Celeste Sharpe
Heather R. Perry. Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine and Modernity in WWI Germany. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 240 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8924-4. Reviewed by Emmeline Burdett (University College London) Published on H-Disability (November, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Heather R. Perry’s book, based on research she car- ried… Continue Reading Review of Perry, Recycling the Disabled, 2014.
Andrew Scull. Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 448 pp. Illustrations. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16615-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17344-3. Reviewed by Morag Allan Campbell (University of St Andrews) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison In Madness in Civilization,… Continue Reading Review: Scull, Madness in Civilization.