Possibilities for change? Diversity in Post-Conflict Belfast

Carey Doyle, Ruth McAreavey

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    Abstract

    Belfast is often presented as an exemplary divided or post-conflict city. However, this focus can be limiting and an exploration of alternative narratives for Belfast is needed. This paper investigates the diversification of post-conflict Belfast in light of the substantial migration which has occurred in the last decade, outlining the complexities of an emerging narrative of diversity. We note discrepancies in how racial equality is dealt with at an institutional level and report on the unevenness of migrant geographies, issues which require future consideration. We also raise questions that problematize the easy assumption that cultural diversity ameliorates existing sectarian divisions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)466-475
    Number of pages10
    JournalCity: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action
    Volume18
    Issue number4 - 5
    Early online date24 Sep 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    • migrant, post-conflict, Belfast, diversity

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    In: City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action , Vol. 18, No. 4 - 5, 2014, p. 466-475.

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