Articles by: Melinda Hinkson

Author Biography:

Melinda Hinkson is an anthropologist based at Deakin University. She is director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, and an Arena Publications editor.

Informit: Aftermath

Informit: Mediations are us: Navigating the information superhighway

When I first sat down to draft this essay, the latest copy of The New York Review of Books carried an essay by Sue Halpern on 'the Internet of Things'.

Informit: Red professor [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Red professor: The cold war life of Fred Rose, by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt, (Wakefield Press, 2015).

Informit: Tarring the tanami

Bitumen is one of industrial capitalism's great foundational inventions. A well-rolled-out piece of road carries so many transformative effects - on the comfort of the ride, on the rate of accidents, on the longevity of vehicles and, perhaps most crucially for capitalism, on the precious time taken to get from A to B. Rolling out bitumen continues to be the cornerstone of so many nation-making projects, in blind disregard of the environ mental havoc wrought…

Informit: Hope-less futures?

Informit: Ethnomania: The search for R.H. Mathews [Book Review]

Review(s) of: The many worlds of RH Mathews: In search of an Australian anthropologist, by Martin Thomas, Allen and Unwin, 2011.

Informit: For love and money

At a glittering event on a cool evening in early October, the National Gallery of Australia opened its eagerly awaited new $108 million wing of Indigenous art galleries. A light-filled entrance now clearly establishes the front door of the gallery, and the Aboriginal Memorial as the first work of art all visitors walk past as they enter the building. These 200 log coffins, made by artists from across Arnhem Land to mark the 200 years…

Informit: The trouble with suffering [Book Review]

Review(s) of: The politics of suffering: Indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensus, by Petter Sutton, Melbourne University Press, 2009.

Informit: Image culture, art and sex

Informit: On looking at and feeling Aboriginal art: [Book reviews: Biddle, Jennifer. Breasts, Bodies, Canvas: Central Desert Art as Experience (2006). Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert, National Museum of Australia, Canberra 28 November 2007-3 February 2008, exhi

Informit: The reality of TV

Informit: On the difference between us and them: memorialising the past in Aotearoa