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Author Berg, Lawrence D.

Title Critical toponymies : the contested politics of place naming / edited by Lawrence D. Berg and Jani Vuolteenaho
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  910.014 Ber/Ctt  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Re-materialising cultural geography
Re-materialising cultural geography.
Contents Towards critical toponymies / Jani Vuolteenaho and Lawrence D. Berg -- Naming as norming: "race," gender and the identity politics of naming places in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Lawrence D. Berg and Robin A. Kearns -- Naming the past: the significance of commemorative street names / Maoz Azarhaju -- Street-naming and nation-building: toponymic inscriptions of nationhood in Singapore / Brenda S.A. Yeoh -- Naming and placing the other: power and the urban landscape in Zanzibar / Garth Andrew Myers -- The Aloha state: place names and the anti-conquest of Hawai'i / Douglas Herman -- Irish place names: post-colonial locations / Catherine Nash -- Proclaiming place: towards a geography of place name pronunciation / Robin A. Kearns and Lawrence D. Berg -- Street names as memorial arenas: the reputational politics of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr in a Georgia county / Derek H. Alderman -- Indexing the great ledger of the community: urban house numbering, city directories, and the production of spatial legibility / Reuben S. Rose-Redwood -- Planning and revamping urban toponymy: ideological alterations in the linguistic landscaping of Vuosaari suburb, Eastern Helsinki / Jani Vuolteenaho and Terhi Ainiala -- Toponymic silence and Sámi place names during the growth of the Norwegian nation state / Kaisa Rautio Helander -- Virtual place naming, internet domains, and the politics of misdirection: the case of / Derek H. Alderman
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Names, Geographical -- Political aspects.
Political geography.
Toponymy -- Political aspects.
Author Berg, Lawrence D.
Vuolteenaho, Jani.
LC no. 2009016282
ISBN 0754674533 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780754674535 (hardback : alk. paper)