Cupples' (2020) provocative paper explores the processes and practices of “geoscientisation,” focusing on its material consequences and the forms of “epistemic erasure” (p. 4) it yields. Her paper is a stimulating contribution that brings to the surface a range of issues that have swirled quietly and sometimes angrily around corridors and staff meetings for years. While there is certainly very much more to discuss I wish to make three main points in this necessarily brief response. First, I argue that the process of geoscientisation is not quite as “top‐down” as Cupples describes and suggest that the concept needs to better acknowledge its diverse driving forces. Second, I submit that “geoscientisation” of the discipline—and to some extent a “scientisation” of the social sciences—may be more pervasive than Cupples declares. Third, I think Cupples comes up short on strategies for resisting geoscientisation.
- GEOSCIENCE - "Geoscientisation”
- Epistemic erasure