Articles by: Melinda Hinkson

Author Biography:

Melinda Hinkson is a social anthropologist, executive director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies and an Arena Publications Editor. In March 2023 she appeared as an expert witness for the Parumpurru (Justice) committee of Yuendumu at the coronial inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker.

Informit: In humanity’s wake

Informit: Dislocation, dreams and storytelling [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Position doubtful: Mapping landscapes and memories, by Kim Mahood (Scribe, 2016), Tracker, by Alexis Wright (Giramondo, 2017).

Informit: Outrage

Aftermath, by Melinda Hinkson

In the aftermath of the Intervention there has been a profound shift in the terms of national attention to Indigenous affairs.

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

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: Rebranding Australia – in a Different Light?

The six commercials recently produced to be screened internationally as part of the Australian Tourism Commission's (ATC's) 'refreshed brand Australia' are discussed. The new corporate package is aimed at strengthening the emotional appeal of Australia and differentiate it from other countries.

Informit: Making meaning of the Yuendumu doors