Postsocialist ≠ postcolonial? on post-Soviet imaginary and global coloniality

The article presents the main conceptual intersections and differences between postcolonial studies as a product of the anglophone world, of the history of relations between the British Empire and its colonies, and a critical analysis of post-Soviet discourses and processes, particularly in relation to Russia/USSR and its ex-colonies. This complicates the dichotomous scheme west versus east, north versus south, reflecting the difference between historical colonialisms and the phenomenon of global coloniality, which has assumed a specific guise in Russian/Soviet versions of modernity, marked by external imperial difference. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.

Authors
Number of issue
2
Language
English
Pages
130-142
Status
Published
Volume
48
Year
2012
Organizations
  • 1 Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords
decolonial option; external/internal imperial difference; global coloniality; the postcolonial; the postsocialist
Date of creation
19.10.2018
Date of change
19.10.2018
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/2317/