Nonfiction. Native American Studies. The essays in this volume confront the assimilationist agendas in settler-colonial states around the world that seek to erase the distinct histories and current status of Indigenous peoples as sovereign peoples. In the introduction, editor Patrick Wolfe provocatively asks whether the repudiation of binarism by non-Native scholars constitutes a colonizing perspective. Questions of identity form part of the ongoing process of settler colonialism that seeks to eliminate the Native. In various ways, by no means unanimously, the articles in this collection address these and related issues.
Patrick Wolfe is a freelance writer and historian who lives and works in Wurundjeri country near Healesville, Australia. His books include Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology and the forthcoming Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race. He has worked at universities in Australia and the United States and is currently associated with the History Program at La Trobe University.Author City: CHUM CREEK, VICTORIA AUS