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Treatise on the Whole-World: by Édouard Glissant


This exciting, challenging book covers a wide range of subject matter, but all linked together through the key ideas of diversity and ‘Relation’. It sees our modern world, shaped by immigration and the aftermath of colonization, as a multiplicity of different communities interacting and evolving together, and argues passionately against all political and philosophical attempts to impose uniformity, universal or absolute values. This is the ‘Whole-World’, which includes not only these objective phenomena but also our consciousness of them. Glissant constantly stresses the unpredictable, ‘chaoti ... More

Keywords: Postcolonial, Poetics, French Caribbean, Creolization, Chaos theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620986
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620986.001.0001