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Dougla in the Twenty-First CenturyAdding to the Mix$
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Sue Ann Barratt and Aleah N. Ranjitsingh

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781496833709

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2022

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496833709.001.0001

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Defining Dougla in the Twenty-First Century: From Biracial to Multiracial

Defining Dougla in the Twenty-First Century: From Biracial to Multiracial

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(p.33) 2 Defining Dougla in the Twenty-First Century: From Biracial to Multiracial
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Dougla in the Twenty-First Century
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Sue Ann Barratt

Aleah N. Ranjitsingh

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496833709.003.0002

In this chapter, Dougla is defined, historicized and contextualized. The chapter traces the meaning of the term Dougla and the racialized ethnic identity it signifies. In doing so, the meanings of race and in particular Blackness, Indianness, biraciality and multiraciality are interrogated, elucidating the local and diasporic meanings and experiences of Douglaness.

Keywords:   Blackness/Africanness, Biracial and Multiracial, Dougla, Indianness, Ethnoracial

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