The dougla in Trinidad’s consciousness

Show simple item record Regis, Ferne Louanne 2011-09-28T17:00:25Z 2011-09-28T17:00:25Z 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Regis,Ferne L."The Dougla in Trinidad's Conciousness." History in Action Online-Only Journal 2.1 (2011): n.pag.Web en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2221-7886
dc.description.abstract Trinidad is a complex multi-ethnic society where the two major ethnic groups - Africans and Indians - are in competition for power: economic, political and social. These contestations force the meeting and mixing of these two groups but militate against their merger. This is a reality that impacts significantly on the lives of their offspring the Dougla who are birthed into this complex social, cultural and linguistic situation and whose social position within this divide remain unclear and uncertain. Before 2011, Douglas were not designated in official censuses as a marginal ethnic community or even a biracial minority group leaving them free to declare themselves African, Indian or members of the umbrella categories Mixed and Other. Despite the steady increase in the number of people who define themselves as Douglas, their position in Trinidadian society remains ambivalent and indeterminate. This presentation maps the comparative invisibility of Douglas in Trinidadian society from the second half of the 19th and 20th centuries via an examination of social history and anthropology, creative writing, and popular culture. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of History, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus,Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject Cultural fusion -- History -- Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.subject Racially mixed people -- History -- Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.subject Racially mxed people -- Social conditions -- Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.subject Race relations -- Trinidad and Tobago.
dc.title The dougla in Trinidad’s consciousness en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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