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Bigon, Liora

Place Names in Africa

Bigon, Liora - Place Names in Africa, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Place Names in Africa: Colonial Urban Legacies, Entangled Histories
Liora Bigon

2. Sarah’s Globe and the (Un-)naming of Mobile Space
Michel Ben Arrous

3. Bagamoyo: Inquiry into an East African Place Name
Walter T. Brown

4. ‘The Trees Are Yours’: Nature, Toponymy and Politics in the Interpretation of Cultural Landscapes in Lusaka and Zanzibar
Garth Myers

5. Transnational Aspects in the History of Lagos: Place Names and Built Forms
Liora Bigon, Robert Home

6. From ‘Avenue de France’ to ‘Boulevard Hassan II’: Toponymic Inscription and the Construction of Nationhood in Fes, Morocco
Samira Hassa

7. The Colonial Toponymic Model in the Capital Cities of French West Africa
Hélène d’Almeida-Topor

8. A Toponymy of Segregation: The ‘Neutral Zones’ of Dakar, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa
Luce Beeckmans

9. Generic Terminology in Colonial Urban Contexts: Garden Cities Between Dakar and Tel Aviv
Liora Bigon, Yossi Katz

10. Letters, Words, Worlds: the Naming of Soweto
Gordon H. Pirie

11. South African Identity as Reflected by its Toponymic Tapestry
Barbara Meiring

12. M(g)r. De Hemptin(n)e, I Presume? Transforming Local Memory Through Toponymy in Colonial/Post-Colonial Lubumbashi, DR Congo
Johan Lagae, Sofie Boonen, Donatien Dia Mwembu Dibwe

13. Formal and Informal Toponymic Inscriptions in Maputo: Towards Socio-Linguistics and Anthropology of Street Naming
César Cumbe

14. Glocal Naming and Shaming: Toponymic (Inter-)National Relations on Lagos and New York Streets
Wale Adebanwi

15. Afterword
Ambe Njoh, Liora Bigon

Keywords: Life Sciences, Ecosystems, Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns), Regional and Cultural Studies

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319324852
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-32484-5

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