READING LIST FOR GLOBAL HISTORIES OF DISABILITY (June 18 – July 13, 2022)
Note: This list is subject to change.
You can buy a book report on the books and scientific works listed below
Baynton, Douglas C. Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Baynton, Douglas C. Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Baynton, Douglas C. “Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History,” in The New Disability History: American Perspectives, edited by Paul K. Longmore and Lauri Umansky, 33-57. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Buckingham, Jane. “Patient Welfare vs. the Health of the Nation: Governmentality and Sterilisation of Leprosy Sufferers in Early Post-Colonial India.” Social History of Medicine 19, no. 3 (2006): 483-499.
Burch, Susan. Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II. New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Burch, Susan. ““Dislocated Histories:” The Canton Asylum for Insane Indians.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color 2, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 141-162.
Burch, Susan and Hannah Joyner. “The Disremembered Past.” In Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, Belonging, edited by Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker, 65-82. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
Burch, Susan and Michael Rembis. “Re-Membering the Past: Reflections on Disability Histories.” In Disability Histories, edited by Susan Burch and Michael Rembis, 1-14. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Curtis, Ben and Steven Thompson. ‘“A Plentiful Crop of Cripples Made by All This Progress”: Disability, Artificial Limbs and Working-Class Mutualism in the South Wales Coalfield, 1890-1948.” Social History of Medicine 27, no. 4, (2014): 708-727.
Davis, Lennard J. “Introduction, Normality, and Power.” In The Disability Studies Reader, edited by Lennard J. Davis, 1-16. New York: Routledge, 2016. 5th edition.
Eghigian, Greg. From Madness to Mental Health: Psychiatric Disorder and Its Treatment in Western Civilization. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Ellis, William T. III and Brian Greenwald. “Reflections on Teaching Deaf History at Gallaudet University.” Sign Language Studies 17, no. 1 (Fall 2016): 96-100.
Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution. Greensboro, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Grech, Shaun. “Decolonising Eurocentric Disability Studies: Why Colonialism Matters in the Disability and Global South Debate.” Social Identities 21, no. 1 (2015): 6-21.
Greenwald, Brian H. and John Vickrey Van Cleve. “‘A Deaf Variety of the Human Race’: Historical Memory, Alexander Graham Bell, and Eugenics.” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 14, no. 1 (January 2015): 28-48.
Holcomb, Thomas K. Introduction to American Deaf Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Thérèse-Adèle Husson. Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France. Translated and with Commentary by Catherine J. Kudlick and Zina Weygand. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Kinder, John. Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Knittel, Susanne C. The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.
Kudlick, Catherine. “Modernity’s Miss-Fits: Blind Girls and Marriage in France and America, 1820-1920.” In Women on Their Own: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Being Single, edited by Rudolph Bell and Virginia Yans, 201-218. New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers University Press, 2008.
Kudlick, Catherine. “Comment: On the Borderland of Medical and Disability History.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 540-559.
Lifton, Robert J. The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. 2nd edition. New York: Basic Books, 2017.
Linker, Beth. “At the Borderland of Medical and Disability History.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 499-535.
Livingston, Julie. “Comment: On the Borderland of Medical and Disability History.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 560-564.
Livingston, Julie. “Insights from an African History of Disability.” Radical History Review 94 (2006): 111-126.
Metzler, Irina. “Disability in the Middle Ages: Impairment at the Intersection of Historical Inquiry and Disability Studies.” History Compass 9, no. 1 (2011): 45-60.
Metzler, Irina. “Disability in the Middle Ages and Cultural History.” WerkstattGeschichte 65, no. 3 (2015): 55-65.
Metzler, Irina. “Intellectual Disability in the European Middle Ages.” In Oxford Handbook on Disability History, edited by Catherine Kudlick, Kim Nielsen and Michael Rembis. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2017.
Morse, Carolyn Ann. “Chakagi Zato (The Tea-Sniffing Blind Men).” Asian Theatre Journal 24, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 50-60.
Nair, Aparna. Fungible Bodies: Histories of Disability in British India, 1850-1950. Book manuscript under contract with the University of Illinois Press.
Nakamura, Karen. Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity, 70-93. New York: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Nielsen, Kim. A Disability History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.
Ott, Katherine. “Disability Things.” In Disability Histories, edited by Susan Burch and Michael Rembis, 119-135. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Pietikäinen, Petteri. Madness: A History. London: Routledge, 2015.
Robertson, Jennifer. “Blood Talks: Eugenic Modernity and the Creation of New Japanese.” History and Anthropology 13, no. 3 (2002): 191-216.
Scalenghe, Sara. Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Senier, Siobhan and Beatriz Miranda-Galarza. “From Colonialism to Postcolonialism and Contemporary Empire.” In Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook, edited by Shaun Grech and Karen Soldatic, 393-405. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016.
Shakespeare, Tom. “The Social Model of Disability.” In The Disability Studies Reader, edited by Lennard J. Davis, 195-204. New York: Routledge, 2016. 5th edition.
Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books, 2010.
Turner, David M. Disability in Eighteenth-Century England. London: Routledge, 2012.
Wilson, Daniel J. “Comment: On the Borderland of Medical and Disability History.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 536-539.
Lives Worth Living. Directed by Eric Neudel. Storyline Motion Pictures, 2011.
Through Deaf Eyes. Directed by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey. Florentine Films/Hott Productions, 2007.
Last updated on April 16, 2022.