‘Women on the Peace Line’: Challenging Divisions through the Space of Friendship

Andrea Garcia Gonzalez

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    This chapter argues for the need to bring ethnographic detail of the everyday to reconciliation studies. It examines the concept and practice of friendship in a 'post-conflict' scenario through the analysis of the group 'Women of the Peace Line', formed by women from Catholic/Nationalist and Protestant/Unionist backgrounds in Belfast. This social space problematizes divisions in Northern Ireland, challenging fixed conceptualisations of communal and gender identities. Elements such as enjoyment, support and trust are highlighted in this exploration as significant aspects in the diverse paths towards positive peace and social transformation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEthnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space
    Subtitle of host publicationPlace-making in the New Northern Ireland
    EditorsMilena Komarova, Maruška Svašek
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    ISBN (Electronic) 9781785339387
    ISBN (Print)9781785339370
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


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