Is the Post- in Postcolonial the Post- in Post-Soviet? Toward a Global Postcolonial Critique

  title={Is the Post- in Postcolonial the Post- in Post-Soviet? Toward a Global Postcolonial Critique},
  author={David Moore},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={111 - 128}
  • D. Moore
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
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