Special issue of Women, Gender & Research.
Submission deadline: November 1st 2016
The interest in quantitative methodologies is emerging in gender studies along with recent developments in policy making as well as in theoretical gender research. In general the hegemony of evidence-based policy making has turned statistics and quantitative methodologies into key data with wide ranging effects on political interventions and on growing inequalities in everyday life. The idea of this special issue is to challenge the equation of quantitative data and methodologies with existing power structures and to address both old and new ideas of gender. What are the potentials of handling diversity (gender, class, race, sexuality) and multiple categories in quantitative methodologies? And how do big data and the increasing possibility of large and open data-collections play into possible critiques of normativity and existing power configurations?