Towards 1992: political-cultural assimilation and opposition in contemporary Martinique

  title={Towards 1992: political-cultural assimilation and opposition in contemporary Martinique},
  author={Richard D. E. Burton},
  journal={French Cultural Studies},
  pages={061 - 86}
  • R. Burton
  • Published 1 February 1992
  • History
  • French Cultural Studies
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