Taken for a Ride - Michael MeacherLongman, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small closed tears with further chips. Peculiar mark to the ffep. Newspaper cutting pasted to reverse of the ½-title page.
The elderly mentally infirm must be one of the largest groups in Britain still awaiting widespread public recognition of their special needs. All too often 'confusion' in old age has been seen as an irreversible dementia. Here the author puts forward the idea, based on depth studies of the social life of six old people's homes, that the 'confused' are in fact reacting logically to the bewilderment of isolation, powerlessness and segregation.