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Spatial structures and gender orders

The order of dual sex proves to be an effective structural principle in spatial constructions - this applies to churches in medieval nunneries, but also to the division of space in social housing in the Federal Republic in the 1960s. Gendered power structures are also evident in the arrangement of and access to urban districts. The fact that the gender axis creates or prevents opportunities for experience and action in urban and rural areas is one of the fundamental paradigms of gender studies. It becomes exciting when you ask how. The articles in this issue provide interesting answers.

The open section of the journal contains analyses and debates on various topics such as the ambivalent consequences of digitisation processes on forms of work and production, taking crowdwork and commons-based peer production as examples, that someone or something is constructed as valuable or worthless, a qunatitative study on the factors influencing the extreme under-representation of women in the mayor's office and a qualitative study on the effectiveness of market-based performance standards in career strategies of young academics.

Four reviews of current publications in gender studies round off the issue as usual.

Editors: Anne Schlüter, Uta C. Schmidt

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