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‘Are you a Catholic Chinese or a Protestant Chinese?’: Belfast's ethnic minorities and the sectarian divide

‘Are you a Catholic Chinese or a Protestant Chinese?’: Belfast's ethnic minorities and the sectarian divide

Lee, Adele (2014) ‘Are you a Catholic Chinese or a Protestant Chinese?’: Belfast's ethnic minorities and the sectarian divide. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18 (4-5). pp. 476-487. ISSN 1360-4813 (Print), 1470-3629 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2014.939468)

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the rapidly changing demography of Belfast and the (potential) role of ethnic minorities in facilitating the city’s move to a more progressive and pluralistic society. Focusing specifically on two films about the migrant population—Lab Ky Mo’s Oranges are Blue (2005) and Stephen Don’s Faraway (2013)—it assesses the extent to which increased cultural diversity and alternative identities are complicating the dominant image of Belfast as a paradigmatic ‘divided city’ (between Catholics and Protestants). The paper also explores the city’s alarming problem with racism—the number of racially motivated attacks increased by 30% from 2013 to 2014—as well as ongoing sectarian tensions and the ways in which these severely hinder the ability of migrants to contribute to the reconstruction of the city in imaginative and enlightened ways.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This paper is within the section - The Production of Shared Space in Northern Ireland: Part 2, published in City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18 (4-5).
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-conflict Belfast, ethnic minorities, racism, sectarianism, film, Lab Ky Mo, Stephen Don
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12297

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