Eve Vincent

Eve Vincent

is a senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University.

About Eve Vincent

Eve Vincent is a senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University. She is the author of ‘Against Native Title’: Conflict and Creativity in Outback Australia (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017) and co-editor of Unstable Relations: Indigenous People and Environmentalism in Contemporary Australia (UWAP, 2016).

Articles about Eve Vincent

Articles by Eve Vincent


So I am wondering where things stand in this ‘nation of meat-eaters’...

The Promise by Tony Birch

Tony Birch World: The Promise

Birch’s fiction confronts the reader with rural and urban landscapes of abandonment, scenes of decay and decline. The Promise deals with late modernity’s wastelands and the lives our society is willing to lay to waste. The landscapes are sometimes those left behind after factory work has disappeared from established working class neighbourhoods.

Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

Country matters: Mullumbimby
by Melissa Lucashenko

It seems to me that Lucashenko writes both with and against the perception that authentic Aboriginality is derived from the maintenance of land-based cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In one sense, Mullumbimby is a reproach to those who seek out, romanticise and valorise versions of Aboriginal culture that are easily recognisable as examples of what the anthropologist W. E. H. Stanner famously called ‘Aboriginal high culture’ – the complex religious and ceremonial life which sustained people-country relationships prior to colonial contact, and which certainly some Aboriginal people continue to maintain.