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Issue 1|22 Prostitution and Sex Work

Prostitution and sex work have long been known as conflictual issues. Recently, the discussion has been added about differences between heterosexual, queer, and trans identities and the general significance of normative notions of relationships, sexuality, and intimacy. As an object of knowledge, sex work/prostitution has therefore diversified considerably. The focus of this issue aims to make visible different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

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GENDER. Journal for Gender, Culture and Society is constantly seeking contributions by authors of various disciplines with a theoretical, empirical or political perspective on gender relations in different social and cultural contexts. Please submit your manuscript via our online publishing system OJS here. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the editorial team,

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Issue 3|21 Social Mobility

Social mobility has been a central promise of Western meritocracies, especially since the expansion of education from the 1960s onwards. In the 21st century, the uncertainty and precariousness of educational and employment constellations are increasing, as is the fear of social decline. Experiences of social immobility and disadvantage are manifold, they show interferences and intersections of various categories of difference and hierarchization, but also the relevance of individualized strategies and time patterns.

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Issue 2|21 The "Good Life" in Times of Crisis

The issue of the “good life” has been discussed in philosophy for more than 2000 years and is currently the subject of vivid debate. The global crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the measures taken to contain it are challenging many people’s concepts of a good life. The central question is how a good life is possible for everyone, not only for the privileged, especially after severe crises. A crisis may result in new ideas and redistribution, but also might widen of the gap between genders.

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Issue 1|21 Crossing Borders in Europe

In recent years, the European Union has experienced various developments that have repeatedly been discussed as crises. These crisis-ridden developments are countered by a strengthening of the institutional representation of women. Against the background of the question "Democracy and Gender in Transformation", the focus of this issue will address the situation of women and gender equality policies in the EU and also illuminate the explicitly positive developments. 

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Special Issue | Anti-feminist Mobilisations

Since the turn of the millennium, discourses on and mobilisations against critical debates on gender (relations) and gender self-determination have increased. This special issue seeks to address how the phenomenon can be conceptualized, how the increase in corresponding mobilizations and discourses can be explained, and what conclusions can be drawn from this with regard to the change in gender relations and the limits and possibilities of gender policies.

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Issue 3|20: Inclusion and intersectionality in educational contexts

Inclusion and intersectionality have been gaining importance as concepts in education and gender studies for years. However, their mutual references are still inadequately researched and little theoretically permeated. The aim of the planned issue is to provide impulses for the treatment of this desideratum and to open up relevant social, educational and cultural discourses.

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Book reviews

The journal GENDER publishes book reviews to new publications in the field of gender studies in every issue. Please refer to the list to find books we would like to be discussed. If you are interested in reviewing one of the listed books or a new not-listed publication, please contact us.