??I would argue for postwestern, as I am thinking you refer to that amorphous thing we are still figuring out--an ethos, a moment, a phenomenon, right?  A theoretical framework?  Do you think Susan Kollin made a case for using a single, unhyphenated word in Postwestern Cultures??  If so, there is precedent for this neologism.  If not, then of course that is interesting, too.

If you are referring more specifically to something following the Western as a genre, then i would agree with Drucilla. But I understood your query differently.



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An editor's question:

postwestern or
post-western, or

And why?

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