This morning I learned that Patrick joined the ancestors. It’s a loss to decolonial scholarship and devastating personally. Patrick was brilliant, kind and humble. Anything useful I write about settler colonialism or racism is at least in part due to his works. He offered clarity of insight of the kind that you shared out loud with others. And also shared his time so generously!
After two evictions and years without regular work a few years back I ended up, not by choice, squatting in a vacant on the West Side. I was still trying to write and Patrick offered encouragement to keep going, not just in writing, and feedback on what work I did do. With nurturing more than I expected or deserved he told me of his suggestions, “It’s from your corner,” and it actually felt like it. Can’t even tell you how much it meant to get such support from someome whose writings could make you say, “Oh dang. That’s what’s up!” on a regular basis. I just sent him an email last night with my latest little screed because I cited him twice. And now all of us whom he helped have one less person in our corner. Below please find PDFs for many of his writings. He always shared so generously, it’s the very least I can do in his memory. The very most we can do is decolonize. RIP Patrick Wolfe
Wolfe, Patrick (1991) “On Being Woken Up – The Dreamtime in Anthropology and in Australian Settler Culture“
Wolfe, Patrick (1994) “Nation and MisegeNation – Discursive Continuity in the Post-Mabo Era“
Wolfe, Patrick (1997) “History and Imperialism – A Century of Theory, from Marx to Postcolonialism“
Wolfe, Patrick (2001) “Land, Labor, and Difference – Elementary Structures of Race“
Wolfe, Patrick (2002) “Can the Muslim Speak – An Indebted Critique“
Wolfe, Patrick (2004) “Race and Citizenship“
Wolfe, Patrick (2006) “Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native“
Wolfe, Patrick (2006-2012 Arabic Translation) “Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native“
Wolfe, Patrick (2007) “Corpus nullius – the exception of Indians and other aliens in US constitutional discourse“
Wolfe, Patrick (2011) “After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy“
Wolfe, Patrick (2012) “Against the Intentional Fallacy – Legocentrism and Continuity in the Rhetoric of Indian Dispossession“
Wolfe, Patrick (2012) “Purchase by Other Means – The Palestine Nakba and Zionism’s Conquest of Economics“
Wolfe, Patrick (2013) “Recuperating Binarism: a heretical introduction“
Lloyd, David & Patrick Wolfe (2015), “Settler colonial logics and the neoliberal regime“
3 thoughts on “Rise in Power: Patrick Wolfe”
Hello. I just read your post on Patrick Wolfe, a man I knew and treasured for his many insights into colonialism, race, and other topics. We met back in 1999 and kept in touch by email and phone until only recently. I am so sorry to hear he passed away! How did you find out? Do you know more about the manner of his death? A great light has indeed gone from our lives.
I found out through the social media and do not have any information on how Patrick passed, only grief that he did. Sorry to not be more help!
Thanks anyway. Keep up the good fight.
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