Possibilities for change? Diversity in Post-Conflict Belfast

Carey Doyle, Ruth McAreavey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
372 Downloads (Pure)

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

Keywords

  • migrant, post-conflict, Belfast, diversity

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Possibilities for change? Diversity in Post-Conflict Belfast'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this