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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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Globalization, Globality, Globe-Stone

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

Patrick Chamoiseau

Liverpool University Press

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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