Moving the gender agenda or stirring chicken’s entrails?: where next for feminist methodologies in accounting?
AbstractPurpose – The paper critiques recent research on gender and accounting to explore how feminist methodology can move on and radicalise the gender agenda in the accounting context. Design/methodology/approach – After examining current research on gender and accounting, the paper explores the nature of feminist methodology and its relation to epistemology. It explores three inter-related tenets of feminist methodology in detail: Power and Politics, Subjectivity and Reflexivity. Findings – The paper suggests that much research in the accounting is concerned with gender-as-a-variable, rather than being distinctly feminist, thus missing the opportunity to radicalise the agenda. It makes suggestions for how a feminist approach to methodology could be applied to the accounting context. Originality/value – The paper calls for a wider application of a feminist approach to accounting research and where this might be applied. Keywords – feminism, methodology, epistemology, gender, accounting, power, reflexivity, subjectivity Paper type – conceptual paper
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The York Management School, University of York in its series The York Management School Working Papers with number 27.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ACC-2008-01-12 (Accounting & Auditing)
- NEP-ALL-2008-01-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2008-01-12 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
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