About the Journal
eTropic publishes new research from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in the Tropics.
Special Issue themes draw together scholars of the tropics, including: Northern Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Pacific, Hawai'i, and the American South.
eTropic journal is free open access, indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ and Ulrich's, and archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo. eTropic uses DOIs and Crossref. The journal is ranked Scimago Q1.
Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Anita Lundberg
Founding Editor Professor Stephen Torre
The papers collected together in this special issue on the theme ‘decoloniality and tropicality’ discuss and demonstrate how we can move towards disentangling ourselves from persistent colonial epistemologies and ontologies. Engaging theories of decoloniality and postcolonialism with tropicality, the articles explore the material poetics of a philosophical reverie; the 'tropical natureculture' imaginaries of sex tourism, ecotourism, and militourism; deep readings of an anthropophagic movement, ecocritical literature, and the ecoGothic; the spaces of a tropical flâneuse and of diasporic vernacular architecture; and historical analysis of colonial female education and film analysis for contemporary educational praxis.