Gender counts: “work”, “life” and identity in accounting practice and education

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



(2008), "Gender counts: “work”, “life” and identity in accounting practice and education", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 5.



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Gender counts: “work”, “life” and identity in accounting practice and education

Article Type: Announcement From: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Volume 21, Issue 5

The Editors announce a themed issue of Pacific Accounting Review exploring the gendered interplays between “work” (however this is defined) and “life” (children, elder care responsibilities, leisure interests and so on) and how these might inform or construct the identities of accounting educators and practitioners. The issue will comprise conventional, full-length scholarly papers, debate pieces and book reviews addressing themes such as:

  • The lived experience of negotiating “work”, “life” and gender identity in accounting practice and academic labour.

  • Current trends in flexible work in the accounting profession.

  • Debunking the myths of work-life balance in the accounting profession.

  • Gendered stereotypes in the accounting academy, and the difficult question of women’s complicity in perpetuating these.

  • Emotional labour and its connections to gender in accounting practice and academia.

  • Getting the work-life balance message across: should we “rant” or “research”?

Contributors include

Denise Bovaird, President, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Kenneth Strongman, Professor of Psychology and Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Arts, University of Canterbury, NZ.

Fiona Anderson-Gough and Rhoda Brown, Associate Professors in Accounting, University of Warwick, UK.

Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 20 No. 2, Publication date 25 July 2008.

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Co-edited by Amanda Ball, Professor of Accounting, University of Canterbury, NZ (e-mail: and Joanna Brewis (e-mail:, Professor of Organization and Consumption, School of Management University of Leicester, UK.

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