Postmodernism and accounting : mirror or myth?

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dc.contributor.author Koornhof, Carolina, 1959-
dc.contributor.author De Villiers, Charl Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T11:25:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T11:25:39Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.description.abstract Words such as postmodernism and postmodern have become part of our vocabulary and are used in everyday conversations. However, the underlying concepts and ideas are generally diffuse and defy concise definition and exact classification. This article examines the concepts and ideas of postmodernism and their implications for accounting. It is accepted that postmodernism does not necessarily replace modernism entirely. Rather, it represents a modification of modernism. Some of the implications of a postmodern world for an essentially modern subject, such as accounting, are differentiated in this article. For example, accounting may be required to become more flexible and address the needs of various stakeholders, whilst barriers between itself and other subjects, disciplines and areas of interest may decline in importance or may even disappear. en
dc.identifier.citation Koornhof, C & De Villiers, CJ 1999, 'Postmodernism and accounting: mirror or myth?', Meditari : Accountancy Research, vol. 7, pp. 145-164. [http://www.meditari.org.za] en
dc.identifier.issn 1022-2529
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/15485
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School of Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights School of Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Accounting profession en
dc.subject Modernism en
dc.subject Modernity en
dc.subject.lcsh Accounting en
dc.subject.lcsh Civilization, Modern -- 21st century en
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism en
dc.title Postmodernism and accounting : mirror or myth? en
dc.type Article en


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