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Accounting and visual cultural studies: potentialities, challenges and prospects

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Purpose ‐ The purpose of the paper is to explore the potential of visual cultural studies (VCS) to inform and extend research on "accounting and the visual". Design/methodology/approach ‐ A VCS framework is utilized: to draw together and organize work on "accounting and the visual"; and to illustrate how concepts and empirical studies from VCS can develop and extend accounting research. Findings ‐ The "visual culture turn" in the social sciences has generated considerable theorizing and empirical research pertinent to accounting research. In particular, it can deepen studies of accounting visuality ‐ accounting's visibilities, invisibilities and ways of seeing ‐ and stimulate new imag(in)ings. Practical implications ‐ The paper introduces accounting researchers to questions, topics, concepts and debates in the VCS field and illustrates how accounting and VCS research can mutually inform each other and foster interpretive/critical accounting projects. Originality/value ‐ VCS can frame studies of "accounting and the visual" (i.e. affirm it as a distinct field, with rich interdisciplinary connections) with implications for developing and extending accounting research.

Keywords: Accounting; Research; Visual media

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 11, 2010

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