Patrick Wolfe

Patrick Wolfe

Patrick Wolfe (1948–2016) was a writer, scholar, and one of the seminal figures in the field of settler-colonial studies. His books include Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology (1999) and Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race (2016).

Patrick Wolfe reviews 'The Culture Cult: Designer tribalism and other essays' by Roger Sandall

September 2001, no. 234 01 September 2001
Patrick Wolfe reviews 'The Culture Cult: Designer tribalism and other essays' by Roger Sandall
There has been so much media hoopla about Roger Sandall’s The Culture Cult that its broad features are already well known. Sandall claims that a relativist mafia, whom he dubs the Culture Cult, holds unchallenged sway over contemporary anthropological discourse. As a result, academic anthropology is shot through with romantic primitivism, a bohemian vice that the cult inherits from Rousseau and ... (read more)