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Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Kristen Stromberg Childers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

Martinique and Guadeloupe voted to become overseas departments of France, or DOMs, in 1946, eschewing the trend toward national independence movements during the post-World War II years. For ... More


Creole Counterdiscourses and French Departmental Hegemony: Reclaiming “Here” from “There”

ADLAI H. MURDOCH

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the French departmentalization law governing Guadeloupe and Martinique. It discusses the history and background of the départements d'outremer and suggests that the geopolitical ... More


Paulette Nardal: Martinican Women as Political Protagonists in the Overseas Department

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

in Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042935
eISBN:
9780252051791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Paulette Nardal’s editorials in the journal La Femme dans la cité trace a line of continuity from her writings on race, gender and Antillean cultural identity in Paris in the interwar years, to her ... More


Righting/Writing the Faulted House in Édouard Glissant’s La Lézarde

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Set in Martinique, Glissant’s La Lézarde (1958) focuses on the years leading up to the departmentalization of France’s overseas colonies in 1946. In exploring the “spatial logic” (Hitchcock) of ... More


Aimé Césaire and the Logic of Decolonization

Nick Nesbit

in Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzes Césaire's contribution to the struggle for decolonization. Argues that the 1946 law for the ‘Departmentalization’ of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guyana constituted a singular form of ... More


Finding the Conditions for Success

Marilyn Watson

in Learning to Trust: Attachment Theory and Classroom Management

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190867263
eISBN:
9780190867294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867263.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

As Laura looked back on the two years, she knew she had succeeded in educating her students not only for competence, but also for caring. How long this competence would last, Laura did not know. Many ... More


Federation, Separatism and Union

Iain Walker

in Islands in a Cosmopolitan Sea: A History of the Comoros

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071301
eISBN:
9780190099633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071301.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

A further coup d’etat in 1995 did nothing to improve the national economy, mismanagement and the national Ngazidja-dominated government’s lack of sensitivity. It finally led to a declaration of ... More


Liberation Choices

Kristen Stromberg Childers

in Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

In 1946, Antilleans voted to transform Martinique and Guadeloupe into regular departments of France, or DOMs, ostensibly gaining rights equal to the citizens of metropolitan France. This decision has ... More


Difference and Belonging: The Illusions of Equality

Kristen Stromberg Childers

in Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

The universalism of French civilization was, to many advocates of departmentalization, a key argument in favor of joining the metropole in 1946. The supposedly race-blind nature of French culture ... More


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