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Treatise on the Whole-Worldby Édouard Glissant$
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Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620986

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620986.001.0001

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Treatise on the Whole-World
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Édouard Glissant

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Here Glissant distinguishes between ‘atavistic’ and ‘composite’ cultures. The former are based on the ideas of a sacred ‘Genesis’ and of ‘filiation’, i.e., an uninterrupted line of descent. ‘Composite’ cultures are creolized, based on a mixture of cultures and with a historical (i.e., formed by colonization) rather than mythical origin: what he terms a ‘digenesis’. But not all multi-ethnic societies are composite: the USA is an example of a culture in which the different groups remain separate.

Keywords:   atavistic, composite, Genesis, digenesis, creolization

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