Monday, July 17, 2017

This Is Such a Statement About the Obama Administration, Global Warming, and Academic Malfeasance

From last year, but still disturbing: a feminist theory of glaciology:
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.
Funded by this grant from your taxes. 

Looking at some of the referred journal articles cited is just more infuriating:
Journal of Northern Studies
The Gender of Ice and SnowAbstract [en]In this article, the author studies the North and the Arctic as an imagined space, made up of a coherent group of interrelated elements coloured by aesthetic, political and ethical values that transcend it. He pursues his analysis through (a) accounts of missionaries, exploration and sea-faring navigation, (b) novels, narratives and collections of poetry from the literatures of France, French Canada (1840–1947) and Québec (1948 to the present day), and (c) a few works from world literature as well as Nordic and Inuit mythology, in order to understand the gendered nature of four personified elements which are part of the imagined space of the North and the Arctic, i.e. “icebergs,” “frost,” “ice” and “snow.” He concludes, from a gendered perspective, that this material is obviously produced mainly by men and transmits male values, even if some women have also contributed to this cultural construction, and that the personifications function as a focal point, allowing the reader to enter a complete world of images, colours, and values.

1 comment:

  1. Considering that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming and the prior nuclear winter, as well as the ozone hole and acid rain were all discovered, developed and promulgated by male-dominated patriarchal science, in each case calling for a larger government role in everyday life, wouldn't feminist theory be expected to come up with some other theories without the larger government feature? Something different, in other words.