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(Re)figuring accounting and maternal bodies: The gendered embodiment of accounting professionals

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    This paper examines the relationship between the body and the self for women accounting professionals. It explores how they come to embody the identity of accountant and what happens when forms of organizational and professional embodiment coincide with other forms of gendered embodied self, such as that experienced during pregnancy and in early motherhood. These forms of embodiment can be seen simultaneously both as a mechanism of social control, and as a form of self-expression and empowerment for women.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Accounting, Organizations and Society.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4-5 ()
    Pages: 328-348

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:aosoci:v:33:y:2008:i:4-5:p:328-348

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    1. Orthodoxia Kyriacou & Jatin Pancholi & Angathevar Baskaran, 2010. "(Re)presentation of women in Indian accountancy bodies' web sites," Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 7(3), pages 329-352, August.
    2. Ioana Lupu (ioan), 2011. "Approved routes and alternative paths: the construction of women's rarity in large accounting firms. Evidence from the Big Four France," Working Papers halshs-00626044, HAL.
    3. Bertrand Malsch & Yves Gendron & Frédérique Grazzini, 2011. "Investigating interdisciplinary translations: The influence of Pierre Bourdieu on accounting literature," Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 24(2), pages 194-228, February.
    4. Grant Samkin, 2010. "Accounting in the media," Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 7(3), pages 237-248, August.
    5. Kamla, Rania, 2012. "Syrian women accountants’ attitudes and experiences at work in the context of globalization," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 188-205.

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