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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

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Current Issue

Vol. 21 No. 1 (2022): Special Issue: Tropical Landscapes and Nature~Culture Entanglements
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Special Issue Editors: Anita Lundberg, Hannah Regis, John Agbonifo & Eduardo de la Fuente 

Landscapes integrate natural and cultural aspects of an area. They incorporate environmental elements: landforms, waterscapes, climate and weather, flora and fauna. And necessarily involve human perception and inscription which reflect histories of extraction and excavation, of planting and settlement, of design and pollution. Natural elements and their cultural shaping by humans – past, present, and future – means landscapes reflect entanglements of people and place. A landscape’s physicality is entwined with layers of human meaning and value – and tropical landscapes have particular value.

Published: 2022-03-30

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