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Teens and Territory in 'Post-Conflict' Belfast: If Walls Could Talk

Madeleine Leonard


This book provides a timely and necessary response to the neglect of the perceptions and experiences of young people growing up in ‘post conflict’ societies using Belfast as a case study. Despite a great deal of research on the social, economic and political consequences of sectarianism in Northern Ireland, few studies have examined young people’s attitudes to and experiences of territory. We still know relatively little about how young people relate to concepts such as space, place and territory in divided societies. This book addresses this vacuum. By presenting a detailed rich ethnographic ... More

Keywords: Teenagers, Belfast, Post-conflict, Peace walls, Territory, Sectarianism, Wall murals, Flags, Recreational rioting, Shared space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096242
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madeleine Leonard, author
Queen's University Belfast