Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D., wins 2016 DHA Outstanding Book Award
The Disability History Association, after careful consideration, has awarded Associate Professor, Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D., the 2016 DHA Outstanding Book Award. The award committee, citing a record number of submissions, faced a difficult decision for this year's award, however it soon became clear that "one book rose to the top."
The DHA award committee had a number of praises for Dr. Scalenghe's book, Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2014):
"[Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800 is an] excellent contribution to disability history that helps open up a new and much needed non-Western (and preindustrial) perspective in the field. Beautifully written in clear and accessible prose, Scalenghe's book is also a very enjoyable read."
"Wonderful intervention on disability history: unique for its non-Western and pre-modern focus (as well as its points about "academic imperialism" in disability history)... Terrific examples and analysis of contingencies and 'loopholes' in Ottoman legal practices and categories."
"...accessible and informative. [Disability in the Ottoman Arab World] continues the important work of globalizing disability studies; it opens up new possibilities for comparative approaches; and it challenges the category of disability itself."
Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2014) is available for purchase online through the Cambridge Press online store.
The full announcement from The Disability History Association may be read online here.