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Les Outre-mer français : Regards ethnographiques sur une catégorie politique

Abstract : French Overseas Territories (les Outre-mer français) refer nowadays to territories that have officially chosen to remain under French sovereignty. They are usually considered either as the (tiny) remains of the French colonial empire, as opposed to decolonised territories, or described as the result of democratic choice onto an original path of decolonisation. Do these territories only have in common a singular bond to the French métropole, which would set them as a political category? Drawing on extensive fieldwork, the papers gathered in this special issue develop cross-analysis of the current situation of French overseas territories, including – and going beyond – their political and administrative status. This introduction addresses the issue by examining the diversity of processes of (de)colonisation in the French Overseas Territories. It raises the question of the mechanisms through which entangled forms of historical domination linger, dramatically change or vanish.
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Élise Lemercier, Valelia Muni Toke, Élise Palomares. Les Outre-mer français : Regards ethnographiques sur une catégorie politique. Terrains et Travaux : Revue de Sciences Sociales, ENS Cachan, 2014, 1 (24), pp.5-38. ⟨halshs-01293377⟩



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