Contested symbols as social representations: The case of Cyprus
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
SourceSymbols that bind, symbols that divide: The semiotics of peace and conflict.
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This chapter examines symbols as social representations and specifically focuses on the ways that symbolic meanings of cultural artifacts relating to intergroup conflict vary as a function of the quality of social relations between and within the conflicting groups in post-conflict and divided Cyprus. The important role that intergroup contact plays in changing the meaning of symbols within and across the dividing line is highlighted. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)