Gender order is one domain in which claims to power are demarcated in societies based on a religious codex as well as in secular societies such as nation-states. Gender order especially becomes the area in which conflicts are carried out when a society experiences transition or clashes with another society. At a time when Israel and Palestine face an escalation of their conflict and Germany is undergoing profound changes, renowned scholars discuss the implications on the gender order from their individual vantage points. The transdisciplinary articles focus on Gender in the context of Knowledge, Arts and Representation, Memory and Scripture, Political Transition, and Life Sciences.
Dr Ulrike Auga, Cultural Studies scholar and theologian, has lived and worked in Jerusalem for several years and now teaches at Humboldt University Berlin. Prof Dr Christina von Braun is the head of the Chair for Cultural History and Gender at Humboldt University Berlin and has published widely on Gender, Media theory and Religious history.