Shifting Toponymies: (Re)naming Places, (Re)shaping Identities

Néotopo vous recommande le livre suivant: Shifting Toponymies: (Re)naming Places, (Re)shaping Identities, dirigé par Luiza Caiazzo et I.M. Nick, et paru en 2020 aux éditions Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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“Far from being objective and static pointers, place-names are dynamic tools of inscription used to (re)shape both our surroundings and our identities. This book examines the shifting tides in the complex relationship between places, identities, and toponyms to unveil the multilayered embeddedness of (re)naming practices.

The volume presents original contributions to this rich field of enquiry, and fosters a multidisciplinary approach in exploring the broad theme of (re)naming and identity. Ranging from theoretical discussions to in-depth case studies, the chapters featured here investigate the often controversial, but ever-fascinating, relationship between toponyms and identity. As a privileged medium of expression, place-names constitute both an instrument and a vehicle for conveying identity, values, and visions of the world across space and time.

The multifaceted geopolitical, historical, and linguistic issues tackled here make this volume a valuable resource to academics and postgraduate students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including onomastics and linguistics, sociology, history, government planning and policy, Holocaust studies, postcolonial studies, and media studies”


  • Introduction : Luisa Caiazzo and I. M. Nick  
  • Constructing Lines, Constructing Place-Names: The Case of the Delhi Metro:  Esterino Adami
  • India versus Bharat: (Re)naming and Identity: Luisa Caiazzo
  • Re-naming and Re-mappingNunavut: An Analysis of Two Digital Maps: Mirko Casagranda
  • (Re)naming Cities and Villages in Romania over the Last 150 Years: Oliviu Felecan
  • Place-names in Fiji’s Cotton Boom: How Fiji Nearly became as Toponymically Anglicized as New Zealand: Paul Geraghty
  • Place-Names and Names of Place-Names: Metalanguage and Identity: Alberto Manco
  • Place-Names and Self-Determination: Toponyms in Indigenous NewsDiscourse : Anna Mongibello
  • To Each His Own: Toponyms in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp: I. M. Nick
  • Unearthing the Toponymic Legacy of Oklahoma’s Black Utopia: I. M. Nick
  • National Identities and Collective Memory in Italian Toponyms: Francesco-Alessio Ursini
  • Cofiwch Dryweryn: A Toponymic Eponym for Counter-hegemony in Wales: Sara Louise Wheeler



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