Postcolonial or post-colonial? Post(-) colonial perspectives on Habsburg Galicia
The article deals with the appropriation of postcolonial studies to lookat Central Europe and Galicia. Beginning with the concept of “internalcolonialism“, we follow the evolution of postcolonial theory from a basicallyeconomy-based concept into a poststructuralist cultural theory, presentingthe development and uses of its central concepts, such as Orientalism or othering . Based on some examples, we also highlight its previous appropria-tion to Central Europe and the political implications it carries in this region.