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

Research output: Working paper


  • K. Haynes


Publication details

DatePublished - Jan 2006
PublisherDepartment of Management Studies, University of York
Place of PublicationYork
Number of pages42
Original languageEnglish


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 organisational 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.

    Research areas

  • socialisation, embodiment, accounting profession, body, feminism, pregnancy

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