(2008), "Special issue on cross cultural impacts: the influence of French philosophers and social theorists on accounting research", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/aaaj.2008.05921faa.002
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Special issue on cross cultural impacts: the influence of French philosophers and social theorists on accounting research
Article Type: Call for papers From: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Volume 21, Issue 6
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (AAAJ) provides a forum for contributions concerning the interactions between accounting, accountability and auditing and their socio- economic and political environments with an international, national or organization specific analysis taking a single, multi- or inter-disciplinary perspective (see AAAJ's editorial objectives).
Arguably, as an academic discipline, accounting has been somewhat devoid of an underlying master theory or metaphor. As a result, accounting researchers have often borrowed theories and methods from other disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, and political theory. Interestingly, one of the kinds of theoretical borrowing that has occurred in accounting research in recent years has involved the work of various French intellectuals and philosophers, such as Michel Foucault, Bruno Latour, Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Ricoeur, Jean Baudrillard, Michel Callon, Jacques Derrida and others.
In this special issue, we welcome:
Research which develops a sociology or a history of accounting academia, addressing such questions as:
When, where and why did accounting researchers (particularly British researchers) become interested in utilizing theoretical frameworks borrowed from French intellectuals?
Why do French accounting researchers not utilize the work of these French intellectuals in their own research?
Research which presents a critical literature review about the use of these social thinkers in accounting research, including questions such as:
What has been the influence of Bruno Latour on accounting research?
What has been used and not used (and why) of the work of Michel Foucault in accounting research?
What has been the recent influence of Pierre Bourdieu on critical accounting research?
Contributions that explicitly utilize a theoretical framework or methodology borrowed from one of these French intellectuals in a contemporary study are also welcome.
Papers for this special issue should be submitted in a word file electronically by e-mail to both of the guest editors by the submission deadline of January 2, 2009. In submitting their papers, authors are asked to follow AAAJ guidelines. All papers will be subject to review in accordance with AAAJ's normal process. Authors may contact the guest editors in advance on any matters on which they require clarification or further guidance.