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Title: Challenging of racial boundaries by mixed race individuals in Singapore
Authors: Nurhariyanni Ramli
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Communities, classes and races
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This paper examines how mixed race individuals challenge the ‘fixed’ racial categories in Singapore through the negotiation of their racial identity. Based on in-depth interviews that explore their racial narrative, this paper extends to the critical mixed race theory to understand the experience of being multiracial in a society where racial ambiguities are hardly recognized. The main themes of discussion revolves around the possibility of mixed race individuals to i) forge identity through negotiating the external racial gaze, ii) defy racial boundaries through employing strategies in accordance to their cultural capital to subsume their hybrid identity under the broad racial discourse, and iii) react to the influence of religion (focus on Islam) in negotiating their racial identity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/62412
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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