Feminist theory is often used by researchers in other disciplines to surface prejudice, discrimination, contested meanings, in their work. Beyond simply drawing attention to these issues, such research looks to transform them. In Accounting, researchers may be aware of feminist theory and utilize it in their work, but these applications have been limited. These limits are sometimes attributed to the masculine symbolic order of accounting, which limits the way the role of accounting is understood. In this session, we will be joined by Christine COOPER, Rania KAMLA, Cheryl LEHMAN, Andi ROMI, and Daniela SENKL to discuss the applicability of Feminist Theory to accountability research.
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