This Special Issue offers PhEmaterialisms as a way to explore the world as vital and complex, while simultaneously being response-able to the multiple ethical imperatives of late-stage capitalism. We argue that PhEmaterialist thinking and practices can help us grapple with growing educational complexities, enabling strategies to resist and create alternatives to the patterns of injustice occurring across the world, from burgeoning ethno-nationalist and neo-fascist political movements, to rising global poverty levels, to massive population displacements, to environmental degradation, to toxic internet movements grounded in misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia (Strom & Martin, 2017a).
RERM is a site for critical and experimental academic work around contemporary research methodology, as this connects to concepts and discourses linked to poststructural, feminist, critical, newmaterial, posthuman and postcolonial approaches to social science. RERM welcomes contributions that will advance knowledge and epistemologies regarding critical issues around matters of equity and social justice. The publication language of the journal is English, with encouraged inclusions of bilingual terms, quotes and references.