Subjects in Chapter Authored by Dr. Humphrey A. Regis: Creolization vs Creolism and Globalization vs. Globalism

The Caribbean is presented with the challenge to move from the idea of “creolization” to the philosophy of “creolism” in its visioning of itself and its role in the world in a chapter that was authored by Dr. Humphrey A. Regis of the School of Communication and that appears in the book Envisioning the Greater Caribbean.

In the chapter, Dr. Regis argues that the idea of “creolization,” as defined and interpreted in the region, implicitly and explicitly normalizes the devaluation, dehumanization and even demonization of the African part of the Caribbean heritage, and this normalization takes a tremendous toll on the psychological health of the people of the region.

He proposes the idea of “creolism” that gives each historical contribution to the region its due place in both the scripted life and the unscripted life of the region, and argues that the realization of this “creolism” will allow the Caribbean to take its place as both a leader and a teacher of the world in its transition from the realization of “globalization” to the aspiration toward “globalism.”

The chapter has the title CARMWAC, MASSAHIANISM and Caribbean Creolism, and is in the volume Envisioning the Greater Caribbean, published by University of Curacao and Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma in Curacao in the Southern Caribbean.