New Online Archives for Disability Historians

Dear All, For those of us interested in working on disability histories, there is a wonderful new online digitised archive:The Military Archives of Oglaigh na hEireann, the Defence Forces of Ireland. The archives contain the large pension files of soldiers, alongside newspaper articles among other wonderful things. For anyone interested in Irish history, military history… Continue Reading New Online Archives for Disability Historians

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.