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France's overseas frontier : Départements et territoires d'outre-mer /
Robert Aldrich, John Connell.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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x, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521390613
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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0521390613
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2529967
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-335) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-11:
A needed and valuable addition to collections on French imperalism and decolonization. The authors provide comparative and detailed historical, social, economic, and geographic assessments of this vestigial "confetti empire." They argue that this microcosmic empire mirrors the general history of the French colonial experience. Nevertheless, the authors impressively demonstrate that the d'epartements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOMs-TOMs) are hardly anachronistic reminders of an imperial past. The DOMs-TOMs are characterized by their insularity and diversity. These often pose perplexing problems for policymakers, e.g., the situation in New Caledonia, which has stirred bittersweet colonial memories with consequential political ramifications. There is a glossary, plenty of maps, and a bibliographical essay. This is the first comprehensive survey of the DOMs-TOMs. Its cross-disciplinary approach can serve multiple fields of interest. Highly recommended. Advanced undergraduate; graduate. P. C. Naylor; Merrimack College
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"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
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Main Description
This is a full-length study in English of the ‘confetti of empire’, the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d’outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors’ comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France’s overseas territories.
Main Description
This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the dpartements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors' comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France's overseas territories.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors' comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France's overseas territories.
Description for Bookstore
This is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements and international criticism.
Description for Bookstore
This is the first full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). Recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements and international criticism.
Description for Bookstore
This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the départements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements and international criticism.
Description for Bookstore
This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the dpartements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements and international criticism.
Description for Library
This is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the dèpartements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors' comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France's overseas territories.
Table of Contents
Maps
Tables
Preface
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
Notes
Bibliographical essay
Glossary
Index
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