Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native

Published on Dec 21, 2006in Journal of Genocide Research
· DOI :10.1080/14623520601056240
Patrick Wolfe1
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Abstract
The article explores the relationship between genocide and the settler colonialism. The author asserts that though the settler-colonial logic of elimination has manifested as genocidal-they should be distinguished. The article further analyzes the negative and positive dimensions of settler colonialism. While on the one hand it attempts to dissolve native societies, it also establishes a new colonial society on the seized land base.
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