"But the moment when everything can be defined in terms of the territorially bounded Jamaica is finished — globalisation has finished it. The fate here is being decided elsewhere; it’s being decided in Washington, and it’s going to be decided in Baghdad,
decided in the World Trade Organisation, etc.
What’s more, migration, which is the underside of globalisation, is happening everywhere — people are landing up displaced by poverty, under-development, civil war, ethnic cleansing, ecological devastation, environmental disaster, HIV — you know, millions of people are on the move inside Africa itself. Millions
of people are living in transit camps, not to speak of the millions of Palestinians, millions of people on the borders between India and Pakistan that are displaced. The world is defined by displaced people, migration, and domination of global
capital. So the idea of the nation state, which is going to winnow out this little window for its people, and the world’s going to leave it alone to prosper in its little backyard, is finished.”
-Stuart Hall, “Culture is Always a Translation”