Edited volume

Klemens Kaps; Jan Surman (ed.) (2013)

Postcolonial or Post-colonial? Post(-)colonial Perspectives on Habsburg Galicia

Publishing house Polska Akademia Nauk
Place of publication Kraków
Page references 293
Series Historyka
Language English

ISBN: http://historyka.edu.pl/en/article/art/historica-2012-29/

The current issue of Historyka, guest edited by Klemens Kaps and Jan Surman, is devoted to postcolonial studies, a relatively new approach in cultural-historical theories. From a broad range of perspectives covering a number of disciplines, authors exemplify the approach based on Habsburg Galicia, its culture, literature, economy and also the historical memory of the region stretched between Cracow and L'viv.

The volume proposes a new perspective on the interrelation between the social, political, cultural and economical inequalities in this pluricultural and multireligious region. Although as a part of the Habsburg Empire Galicia was not a "colonial space" in the classic sense, the postcolonial approach enables the historian's gaze to focus on the relationships between cultures in an imperial setting, opening new perspectives for the study of continental empires in the 19th/20th centuries.

Full text in English and German: http://historyka.edu.pl/en/article/art/historica-2... (19.03.2015)

(From the publisher's website)

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