New book: The Oxford Handbook of Disability History

The Oxford Handbook of Disability History (link)

Michael Rembis, Catherine J. Kudlick, and Kim Nielsen, eds.

Table of contents

Part I. CONCEPTS AND QUESTIONS
1. The Perils and Promises of Disability Biography – Kim E. Nielsen
2. Disability History and Greco-Roman Antiquity – C.F. Goodey and M. Lynn Rose
3. Intellectual Disability in the European Middle Ages – Irina Metzler
4. Disability in the Pre-modern Arab World – Sara Scalenghe
5. Disability and the History of Eugenics – Michael Rembis
6. Social History of Medicine and Disability History – Catherine J. Kudlick
7. Material Culture, Technology, and the Body in Disability History – Katherine Ott
8. Designing Objects and Spaces: A Modern Disability History – Bess Williamson
9. Documents, Ethics, and the Disability Historian
Penny Richards and Susan Burch

Part II. WORK
10. Disability and Work during the Industrial Revolution in Britain – Daniel Blackie
11. Disability and Work in South Asia and the United Kingdom – Jane Buckingham
12. Disability and Work in British West Africa – Jeff Grischow
13. Race, Work, and Disability in Progressive Era United States – Paul Lawrie
14. Organized Labor and Disability in Post-World War II United States – Audra Jennings

Part III. INSTITUTIONS
15. Deaf-blindness and the Institutionalization of Special Education in Nineteenth-Century Europe – Pieter Vierestraete and Ylva Söderfeldt
16. Disability and Madness in Colonial Asylum Records in Australia and New Zealand – Catharine Coleborne
17. Madness, Transnationalism, and Emotions in Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Australia and New Zealand – Angela McCarthy
18. Institutions for People with Disabilities in North America – Steven Noll

Part IV. REPRESENTATIONS
19. Picturing Disability in Eighteenth-Century England – David M. Turner
20. Disability, Race, and Gender on the United States Antebellum Stage – Jenifer L. Barclay
21. Polio and Disability in Cold War Hungary – Dora Vargha
22. Monstrous Births, Birth Defects, Unusual Anatomy, and Disability in Europe and North America – Leslie J. Reagan
23. Disability in Modern Chinese Cinema – Steven L. Riep

Part V. MOVEMENTS AND IDENTITIES
24. Transnational Interconnections in Nineteenth Century Western Deaf Communities – Joseph J. Murray
25. The Disability Rights Movement in the United States – Lindsey Patterson
26. The Rise of Gay Rights and the Disavowal of Disability in the United States – Regina Kunzel
27. Disabled Veterans and the Wounds of War – David A Gerber

Posted by Dave Nicholls

Dr. Nicholls is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. He is a physiotherapist, lecturer, researcher and writer, with a passion for critical thinking in and around the physical therapies. David is the founder of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, an organisation that promotes the use of cultural studies, education, history, philosophy, sociology, and a range of other disciplines in the study of the profession’s past, present and future. David’s own research work focuses on the critical history of physiotherapy and considers how physiotherapy might need to adapt to the changing economy of health care in the 21st century. He has published 35 peer-reviewed articles and 17 book chapters, many as first author. He is also very active on social media, writing more than 500 blogposts for criticalphysio.net in the last three years. David has taught in physiotherapy programmes in the UK and New Zealand for over 25 years and has presented his work all around the world. The End of Physiotherapy – the first book-length critical history of physiotherapy, and written by David – was published by Routledge in mid-2017.

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