German reunification and the politics of street names: the case of East Berlin

@article{Azaryahu1997GermanRA,
  title={German reunification and the politics of street names: the case of East Berlin},
  author={M. Azaryahu},
  journal={Political Geography},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={479-493}
}
Abstract Commemorative street names conflate the political discourse of history and the political geography of a modern city. Renaming streets features prominently in revolutionary changes of political regime. As a ritual of revolution, the renaming of the past is also an effective demonstration of the reshaping of political power structures. This article examines the process of renaming East Berlin's communist past in the years 1990–1994 and the subsequent reshaping of the city's postcommunist… Expand
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