Vol. 21 No. 2 (2022): Special Issue: Tropical Materialisms: poetics, practices, possibilities
This Special Issue aligns itself with new materialism, posthumanism, and material poetics. What is particularly exciting is the opportunity to rearticulate these fields through scholarly and creative practices from and about the tropical world. This focus is crucial given that current scholarship in materialisms comes mainly from European-temperate contexts and is informed by Western philosophies. In order to decolonize the ontological turn, this Special Issue recognizes how colonial knowledge systems impact the tropics, and that matter’s liveliness is well understood in ancient philosophies, Indigenous cosmologies, and ‘animist materialism’.