This book examines the gendered discourses disseminated through Kays Catalogue promoted through advertising for fashion, toys, household items and various images within the Catalogue.
This text is aimed at higher education students and reflective mature readers who have an interest in the ideas of pioneering sociologists and social philosophers. The focus of attention is on three nineteenth century theorists, Henri Saint Simon, August Comte and Herbert Spencer.
In writing this new introduction, the author has remained faithful to the aims of the previous volume that was published in 2008. The new volume has tracked some subsequent developments and reorientations in the subject which reflect social changes. As a result, the content of each chapter has been broadened and expanded.
In updating the earlier volume, a decision was made to retain and rework the sections covering founding theory and early research since one of the aims of the book remains to provide a sense of how the subject has developed historically as a mirror of social change.
Compared to the previous volume, the author has integrated a range of selective quotations. Also, to assist the reader in following up a broader range of resources, the original list of recommended books has been expanded into a short bibliography and key referencing has been provided.
Whether it is a manager considering the health of an organisation, a student looking to pass an exam, or merely a concerned on-looker’s interest in future generations, this book will focus attention on the different sustainability needs of stakeholders in an organisation.