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dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Constadina
dc.contributor.authorZembylas, Michalinos
dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Panayiota
dc.creatorCharalambous, Constadina
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-02T07:24:50Z
dc.date.available2018-10-02T07:24:50Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-01
dc.identifierDOI:10.1016/j.linged.2016.05.004
dc.identifier.issn08985898
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0898589816300249
dc.identifier.urihttps://repo.euc.ac.cy/handle/123456789/235
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the interplay between discourses on diversity and the realities of interethnic conflict, through a study in the conflict-affected Greek-Cypriot context. Drawing on ethnographic data from Greek-Cypriot literacy classrooms, and particularly, on lessons about the ethnic conflict in Cyprus, it examines how children from diverse backgrounds, statuses, and experiences are introduced to a conflict Discourse, how they socialise and/or become literate in the conflict narrative, and with what implications. The findings show that although in ‘ordinary’ lessons diversity was mostly acknowledged and discussed unproblematically, when conflict figured as a topic in classroom interaction, teachers tended to resort to stereotypical representations of ‘us’ and ‘others’ which created further complexities for the children. This article points to the potentials and limitations of diversity, serving as a point of departure for the renegotiation of ethnic and emotional boundaries within a troubled context with implications for teachers and students.
dc.relation.ispartofLinguistics and Education
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectConflict
dc.subjectCyprus
dc.subjectDiversity
dc.subjectSuperdiversity
dc.subjectDiscourse
dc.subjectLiteracy
dc.subjectLanguage socialisation
dc.titleDiversity and conflict: Negotiating linguistic, ethnic and emotional boundaries in Greek-Cypriot literacy classrooms
dc.rights.license© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
elsevier.identifier.doi10.1016/j.linged.2016.05.004
elsevier.identifier.eid1-s2.0-S0898589816300249
elsevier.identifier.piiS0898-5898(16)30024-9
elsevier.identifier.scopusid84974661293
elsevier.volume35
elsevier.coverdate2016-09-01
elsevier.coverdisplaydateSeptember 2016
elsevier.startingpage50
elsevier.endingpage62
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elsevier.openaccessarticlefalse
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elsevier.teaserThis article explores the interplay between discourses on diversity and the realities of interethnic conflict, through a study in the conflict-affected Greek-Cypriot context. Drawing on ethnographic...
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