France's Overseas Frontier: Departements et territoires d'outre-mer

France's Overseas Frontier: Departements et territoires d'outre-mer

by Robert Aldrich, John Connell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521030366

ISBN-13: 9780521030366

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides the first ever English-language analysis of France's so-called confetti of empire, the colonial remnants referred to as DOM-TOMs--the d'epartements et territoires d'outre-mer. France shows no signs of relinquishing its remaining overseas outposts which are located from the tropics to the poles--Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Saint

Overview

This book provides the first ever English-language analysis of France's so-called confetti of empire, the colonial remnants referred to as DOM-TOMs--the d'epartements et territoires d'outre-mer. France shows no signs of relinquishing its remaining overseas outposts which are located from the tropics to the poles--Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon in the western hemisphere, R'eunion and Mayotte in the Indian Ocean, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna in the Pacific as well as its claims on Antarctica and several sub-Antarctic islands. France's Overseas Frontier examines the DOM-TOMs in the context of France's colonial history and contemporary politics. It devotes chapters to constitutional change, demographic and economic development, politics, culture and identity, the strategic and geopolitical interests of France in the DOM-TOMs, and the emergence of independence movements in several of the territories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030366
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Maps; Tables; Preface; 1. Overseas France; 2. The colonial heritage; 3. Decolonisation and institutional change since 1940; 4. Population and society; 5. Economic change: from production to consumption; 6. Culture, identity and national consciousness; 7. The shape of politics in the DOM-TOMs; 8. Towards independence?; 9. The DOM-TOMs and the wider world; 10. The ties that bind; Notes; Bibliographical essay; Glossary; Index.

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