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
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’.