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Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day$
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Eva Sansavior and Richard Scholar

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381519

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381519.001.0001

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Prologue

Prologue

Globalization, Globality, Globe-Stone

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(p.1) Prologue
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Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day
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Patrick Chamoiseau

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381519.003.0012

This prologue discusses the impact of globalization on the writer or artist. It also examines globalization in relation to what Édouard Glissant calls ‘Globality’ and how a poetics of globality gives rise to individuation. It suggests that the individuation of globality is a negotiation between self and Others, between the multiple within (with its potential for liberation) and the diversity without (with its potential for greater self-awareness), and that within globality, individuals should — like today’s authors or artists — experience themselves as being in constant progression towards a new requirement of humanization. Finally, it analyses the phenomenon of migration today and proposes the idea of the Globe-Stone based on Glissant’s ‘Whole-Globe’.

Keywords:   globalization, Édouard Glissant, globality, individuation, self, Others, humanization, migration, Globe-Stone, Whole-Globe

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