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.

Hoole on Hamlett and Hoskins and Preston, ‘Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970’

Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds. Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. New York: Routledge Press, 2013. 256 pp. $153.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-366-8. Reviewed by Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Daen on Clare, ‘Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure’

Eli Clare. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6287-6; $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6276-0. Reviewed by Laurel Daen (College of William & Mary) Published on H-Disability (June, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Calabria on Long, ‘Destigmatising Mental Illness’

Vicky Long. Destigmatising Mental Illness. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8581-9. Reviewed by Verusca Calabria (Nottingham Trent University) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Burch on Leader, ‘And No Birds Sing’

Pauline Leader. And No Birds Sing. Edited by Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56368-668-9. Reviewed by Susan Burch (Middlebury College) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.