‘Those They Called Idiots’ by Simon Jarett our Community Living editor. Its normal price is £25 BUT supporters and subscribers of Community Living magazine are discounted at £20 by Simon as it is now opened.
‘The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day.’
Those They Called Idiots traces the little-known lives of people with learning disabilities from the communities of eighteenth-century England to the nineteenth-century asylum and care in today’s society. Using evidence from civil and criminal court-rooms, joke books, slang dictionaries, novels, art and caricature, it explores the explosive intermingling of ideas about intelligence and race, while bringing into sharp focus the lives of people often seen as the most marginalized in society.
The publishers have offered a discount for the book for supporters and readers of Community Living. The book is now on sale http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789143010 .Don’t miss the chance now and enjoy just how far it covers and how enjoyable it is to cover and read.
People should use code COMMUNITY20 at the checkout – this reduces the price from £25 to £20. The offer is open to next April, and they’re happy to extend if necessary.