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

France's Overseas Frontier

Departements et territoires d'outre-mer

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521390613
Number Of Pages: 368

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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 départements 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, Réunion 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.

Industry Reviews

"This is an excellent piece of work and a veritable mine of information on the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs." The Times Higher "A needed and valuable addition to collections on French imperialism and decolonization...Its cross-disciplinary approach can serve multiple fields of interest. Highly recommended." Choice

Overseas France
The colonial heritage
Decolonisation and institutional change since 1940
Population and society
Economic change: from production to consumption
Culture, identity and national consciousness
The shape of politics in the DOM-TOMs
Towards independence?
The DOM-TOMs and the wider world
The ties that bind
Bibliographical essay
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ISBN: 9780521390613
ISBN-10: 0521390613
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.33  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.79