It is indeed correct to reason in terms of a multiplicity of processes of civilizations inside of a general context, which clearly implicates a multiplicity of processes of globalization. One is the globalization that involves the entire world, but, at the same time, manifests itself in many forms, in different places and times, with greatly differing speeds of development and profundity of effects. In the same way, one can affirm that this also involves civilizations, understood as historical realities that are in a perennial state of development as well as continuous and reciprocal contamination.
This discourse, however, only becomes more precise if it first clearly indicates what it means by “civilization” and, in particular, “global civilizations”. The task is not a simple one and it does not help matters to reason in etymological terms with the introduction of the word civilitas by Quintilian in the 1st century A.D., nor is it particularly useful to analyze the significance with which the dictionary of the Académie française for the first time defines the noun civilisation exclusively as the action of civilizing or the situation of one who is civilized (showing a more elevated level of life as evidenced by the customs and behaviors of individuals).