Dougla in the twenty-first century : adding to the mix /

"Identity is often fraught for multiracial Douglas, people of both South Asian and African descent in the Caribbean. In this groundbreaking volume, Sue Ann Barratt and Aleah N. Ranjitsingh explore the particular meanings of a Dougla identity and examine Dougla maneuverability both at home and i...

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Author / Creator:Barratt, Sue Ann, author.
Imprint:Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2021]
Description:xi, 218 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:English
Series:Caribbean studies series
Caribbean studies series (Jackson, Miss.)
Subject:Dougla (Caribbean people)
Dougla (Caribbean people) -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (State) -- New York.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12578772
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Other authors / contributors:Ranjitsingh, Aleah N., author.
ISBN:9781496833709
1496833708
9781496833693
1496833694
9781496833716
9781496833723
9781496833730
9781496833747
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Identity is often fraught for multiracial Douglas, people of both South Asian and African descent in the Caribbean. In this groundbreaking volume, Sue Ann Barratt and Aleah N. Ranjitsingh explore the particular meanings of a Dougla identity and examine Dougla maneuverability both at home and in the diaspora. The authors scrutinize the perception of Douglaness over time, contemporary Dougla negotiations of social demands, their expansion of ethnicity as an intersectional identity, and the experiences of Douglas within the diaspora outside the Caribbean. Through an examination of how Douglas experience their claim to multiracialism and how ethnic identity may be enforced or interrupted, the authors firmly situate this analysis in ongoing debates about multiracial identity. Based on interviews with over one hundred Douglas, Barratt and Ranjitsingh explore the multiple subjectivities Douglas express, confirm, challenge, negotiate, and add to prevailing understandings. Contemplating this, Dougla in the Twenty-First Century adds to the global discourse of multiethnic identity and how it impacts living both in the Caribbean, where it is easily recognizable, and in the diaspora, where the Dougla remains a largely unacknowledged designation. This book deliberately expands the conversation beyond the limits of biraciality and the Black/white binary and contributes nuance to current interpretations of the lives of multiracial people by introducing Douglas as they carve out their lives in the Caribbean"--
Other form:Online version: Barratt, Sue Ann, Dougla in the twenty-first century Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 9781496833716