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dc.contributor.authorBigon, Liora
dc.contributor.authorBen Arrous, Michel
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-28T08:55:25Z
dc.date.available2021-07-28T08:55:25Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50255
dc.description.abstract"This book is focused on the street-naming politics, policies and practices that have been shaping and reshaping the semantic, textual and visual environments of urban Africa and Israel. Its chapters expand on prominent issues, such as the importance of extra-formal processes, naming reception and unofficial toponymies, naming decolonisation, place attachment, place-making and the materiality of street signage. By this, the book directly contributes to the mainstreaming of Africa’s toponymic cultures in recent critical place-names studies. Unconventionally and experimentally, comparative glimpses are made throughout between toponymic experiences of African and Israeli cities, exploring pioneering issues in the overwhelmingly Eurocentric research tradition. The latter tends to be concentrated on Europe and North America, to focus on nationalistic ideologies and regime change and to over-rely on top-down ‘mere’ mapping and street indexing. This volume is also unique in incorporating a rich and stimulating variety of visual evidence from a wide range of African and Israeli cities. The materiality of street signage signifies the profound and powerful connections between structured politics, current mundane practices, historical traditions and subaltern cultures. Street-Naming Cultures in Africa and Israel is an important contribution to urban studies, toponymic research and African studies for scholars and students. "en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape art & architectureen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape art & architecture::AMVD City & town planning - architectural aspectsen_US
dc.subject.otherAfricam Arrous, Ben, Bigon, Cultures, Israel, Liora, Making, Michel, Naming, Place, Power, Practices, Strategies, Streeten_US
dc.titleChapter 2 Names in the cityen_US
dc.title.alternativestreet signage in urban Africa and Israelen_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook6be87bfe-9e03-4c19-b109-7b3d2065c1a1en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032003474en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781032003511en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US
oapen.pages85en_US


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