Critical Toponymies: The Contested Politics of Place Naming

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Lawrence D. Berg, Jani Vuolteenaho
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Social Science - 291 pages
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This book brings together recent works that conceptualize the hegemonic and contested practices of geographical naming. Illustrated with a global range of local and national studies, this ground-breaking volume illuminates the key role of naming in the colonial silencing of indigenous cultures, canonization of nationalistic ideals into nomenclature of cities and topographic maps, as well as the formation of more or less fluid forms of postcolonial and urban identities.
 

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Contents

Figures
4
The Significance of Commemorative Street
53
Toponymic Inscriptions
71
industrial work ethic in the naming of streets
78
Power and the Urban
85
Place Names and the Anticonquest
101
administrative units ahupuaa
107
Postcolonial Locations
137
The Reputational Politics
179
Urban House
199
time per year
205
theoretical house numbers
212
Ideological
227
Toponymic Silence and Sami Place Names during the Growth
253
Virtual Place Naming Internet Domains and the Politics
267
Index
285

Towards a Geography of Place Name
153

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Dr Lawrence D. Berg is from the University of British Columbia, Canada and Dr Jani Vuolteenaho is from the University of Helsinki, Finland

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