The Resource Place Names in Africa : Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories, edited by Liora Bigon, (electronic resource)

Place Names in Africa : Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories, edited by Liora Bigon, (electronic resource)

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Place Names in Africa : Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories
Title
Place Names in Africa
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Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories
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edited by Liora Bigon
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eng
Summary
This volume examines the discursive relations between indigenous, colonial and post-colonial legacies of place-naming in Africa in terms of the production of urban space and place. It is conducted by tracing and analysing place-naming processes, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa during colonial times (British, French, Belgian, Portuguese), with a considerable attention to both the pre-colonial and post-colonial situations. By combining in-depth area studies research – some of the contributions are of ethnographic quality – with colonial history, planning history and geography, the authors intend to show that culture matters in research on place names. This volume goes beyond the recent understanding obtained in critical studies of nomenclature, normally based on lists of official names, that place naming reflects the power of political regimes, nationalism, and ideology
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QH541.15.A-541.15.Z
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non fiction
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  • Bigon, Liora.
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  • Life sciences
  • Culture
  • Urban geography
  • Ecosystems
  • Life Sciences
  • Ecosystems
  • Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
  • Regional and Cultural Studies
Label
Place Names in Africa : Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories, edited by Liora Bigon, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
1. Introduction: Place Names in Africa: Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories -- 2. Sarah’s Globe and the (Un-)naming of Mobile Space -- 3. Bagamoyo: Inquiry into an East African Place Name -- 4. 'The Trees are Yours': Nature, Toponymy and Politics in the Interpretation of Cultural Landscapes in Lusaka and Zanzibar -- 5. Transnational Aspects in the History of Lagos: Place Names and Built Forms -- 6. From 'Avenue de France' to 'Boulevard Hassan II': Toponymic Inscription and the Construction of Nationhood in Fes, Morocco -- 7. The Colonial Toponymic Model in the Capital Cities of French West Africa -- 8. A Toponymy of Segregation: the ‘neutral zones’ of Dakar, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa -- 9. Generic Terminology in Colonial Urban Contexts: Garden Cities between Dakar and Tel Aviv -- 10. Letters, Words, Worlds: the Naming of Soweto -- 11. South African Identity as Reflected by its Toponymic Tapestry -- 12. M(g)r. De Hemptin(n)e, I presume? Transforming Local Memory through Toponymy in Colonial/Post-Colonial Lubumbashi, DR Congo -- 13. Formal and Informal Toponymic Inscriptions in Maputo: towards Socio-Linguistics and Anthropology of Street Naming -- 14. Glocal Naming and Shaming: Toponymic (Inter-)national Relations on Lagos and New York Streets -- 15. Afterword
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XVII, 229 p. 52 illus., 35 illus. in color.
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9783319324852
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-32485-2
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-32485-2
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Place Names in Africa : Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories, edited by Liora Bigon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Place Names in Africa: Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories -- 2. Sarah’s Globe and the (Un-)naming of Mobile Space -- 3. Bagamoyo: Inquiry into an East African Place Name -- 4. 'The Trees are Yours': Nature, Toponymy and Politics in the Interpretation of Cultural Landscapes in Lusaka and Zanzibar -- 5. Transnational Aspects in the History of Lagos: Place Names and Built Forms -- 6. From 'Avenue de France' to 'Boulevard Hassan II': Toponymic Inscription and the Construction of Nationhood in Fes, Morocco -- 7. The Colonial Toponymic Model in the Capital Cities of French West Africa -- 8. A Toponymy of Segregation: the ‘neutral zones’ of Dakar, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa -- 9. Generic Terminology in Colonial Urban Contexts: Garden Cities between Dakar and Tel Aviv -- 10. Letters, Words, Worlds: the Naming of Soweto -- 11. South African Identity as Reflected by its Toponymic Tapestry -- 12. M(g)r. De Hemptin(n)e, I presume? Transforming Local Memory through Toponymy in Colonial/Post-Colonial Lubumbashi, DR Congo -- 13. Formal and Informal Toponymic Inscriptions in Maputo: towards Socio-Linguistics and Anthropology of Street Naming -- 14. Glocal Naming and Shaming: Toponymic (Inter-)national Relations on Lagos and New York Streets -- 15. Afterword
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 229 p. 52 illus., 35 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319324852
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-32485-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-32485-2

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