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    Symbolic landscapes: Exploring what markings, murals and memorials reflect about interculturism on Belfast’s Ormeau Road


    O'Conor, Maggie (2019) Symbolic landscapes: Exploring what markings, murals and memorials reflect about interculturism on Belfast’s Ormeau Road. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 6 (1). pp. 762-780. ISSN 2009-7170

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    Abstract

    This article explores what the symbolic landscapes in an area of Belfast reflect about the development of interculturism in the post-conflict city. It builds on previous research, focusing on the particular characteristics of South Belfast’s Ormeau Road, containing communities defined as ‘Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist’, ‘Catholic/Nationalist/Republican’ and ‘Mixed’. Secondary statistical data, montages of visual images, photo-elicitation and interview data are integrated to present an in-depth perspective on the current development of pluralism and interculturism in this one part of Northern Ireland. While the findings support the orthodox narrative about oppositional and contested identity in Northern Ireland, it is also concluded that many other meanings are silenced, hiding levels of unaddressed complexity.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Symbolic landscapes; post-conflict; contested identity; interculturism; pluralism; Third Space;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
    Item ID: 10946
    Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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