Degrees of Garbage

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

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5 Comments on Degrees of Garbage

  1. Don’t be so hasty, have a little patience, perhaps they will learn something.
    As for garbage degrees; people have been studying virgin births, resurrection from the dead, holy trinities and associated bloody nonsense at Oxford University since 1193. Are they any closer to understanding these phenomena?

  2. I note that the first named author of this paper is the man. Typical patriarchal oppression indicative of the grinding misogyny are forced to live and suffer under in this fascist hetronormative, phallocentric society. Reparations must be made immediately to all non male identifiers.

  3. Sounds like a PhD from the University of Surrey, in fact Surrey would give you a chair for such research, and call it original thinking!

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