By Jani Vuolteenaho,Lawrence D. Berg

whereas position names have lengthy been studied by way of a couple of committed experts, methods to them were often empiricist and uncritical in personality. This e-book brings jointly fresh works that conceptualize the hegemonic and contested practices of geographical naming. The members consultant 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 style, this quantity illuminates the foremost 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 varieties of postcolonial and concrete identities.

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