Calculating the carbon footprint: implications for governing emissions and gender relations

Thereza R. S. de Aguiar, Anne Fearfull, María V. Sanagustín Fons

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    Abstract

    In this article, we use fresh empirical evidence,and draw on feminist and critical accounting and organisational theories to contend that carbon calculators can be interpreted as discriminatory control technologies. They do this by providing a new and flexible vocabulary for governing expenses, costs and investments at a distance, avoiding a sense of direct intervention by the government. Thus, given our stance that the carbon calculator cannot be considered a neutral tool, we argue that it has the potential to control personal responsibilities regarding both environmental and family-based issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-77
    Number of pages15
    JournalAccounting Forum
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    Early online date7 May 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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    Carbon footprint
    Gender relations
    Carbon
    Critical accounting
    Empirical evidence
    Personal responsibility
    Government
    Accounting theory
    Costs
    Organizational theory
    Expenses

    Keywords

    • Carbon Calculator/Footprint
    • Accountability
    • Critical Analysis and Gender

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    de Aguiar, Thereza R. S. ; Fearfull, Anne ; Sanagustín Fons, María V. . / Calculating the carbon footprint : implications for governing emissions and gender relations. In: Accounting Forum. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 63-77.
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    Calculating the carbon footprint : implications for governing emissions and gender relations. / de Aguiar, Thereza R. S.; Fearfull, Anne; Sanagustín Fons, María V. .

    In: Accounting Forum, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.2016, p. 63-77.

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