By Jani Vuolteenaho,Lawrence D. Berg

ISBN-10: 0754674533

ISBN-13: 9780754674535

ISBN-10: 1138267759

ISBN-13: 9781138267756

whereas position names have lengthy been studied by way of a number of dedicated experts, methods to them were commonly empiricist and uncritical in personality. This booklet brings jointly contemporary works that conceptualize the hegemonic and contested practices of geographical naming. The individuals consultant the reader into struggles over toponymy in a mess of nationwide and native contexts throughout Europe, North the United States, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. In a ground-breaking and multidisciplinary model, this quantity illuminates the major 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 roughly fluid types of postcolonial and concrete identities.

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