Critical Toponymies: The Contested Politics of Place Naming by Jani Vuolteenaho,Lawrence D. Berg

By Jani Vuolteenaho,Lawrence D. Berg

whereas position names have lengthy been studied by means of a number of dedicated experts, ways to them were generally empiricist and uncritical in personality. This booklet brings jointly contemporary works that conceptualize the hegemonic and contested practices of geographical naming. The members advisor the reader into struggles over toponymy in a large number of nationwide and native contexts throughout Europe, North the US, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. In a ground-breaking and multidisciplinary model, this quantity illuminates the main position of naming within the colonial silencing of indigenous cultures, canonization of nationalistic beliefs into nomenclature of towns and topographic maps, in addition to the formation of kind of fluid types of postcolonial and concrete identities.

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