I cannot decide whether this paper is a send-up and hoax or genuine. It is utter nonsense but that would not be new for a science studies paper.
I thought people would have learnt from the Michael Sokal affair of the 90s, which still gets me laughing.
For myself I have worked on Precambrian glaciation in South Africa and did a historical study of William Buckland’s and Charles Darwin’s work on the Ice Age in wales which they carried out in 1841 and 1842. My research grant for that came to £o.oop
To add more serious geological comment here is an 1831 sketch of Henry de la Beche pouring warm water on Lyell’s ideas that glacial u-shaped valleys could be formed by a slow and stedy trickle of water. Also a reconstruction done a few years but without the warm water. I do think the glacial interpretation is better!
And my favourite new glacier on Mt St Helens
The article I reblogged has disappeared , but here is the abstract of the paper – behind a paywall
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.