Markers of identity in Martinique: being French, black, Creole

  title={Markers of identity in Martinique: being French, black, Creole},
  author={Olivia Sheringham},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={243 - 262}
ABSTRACT Martinican identity involves the negotiation of multiple markers of difference. These often conflicting identities have been powerfully played out as a form of cultural politics: the Négritude movement, which emphasised African roots, the Creolité movement, which proclaimed Martinique's identity as a unique mix of multiple cultures, and the ever-present pull of the French assimilationist state. This paper seeks to bridge the gap between these intellectual and political discourses and… 

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