Signifying passages: the signs of change in Israeli street names

  title={Signifying passages: the signs of change in Israeli street names},
  author={Amit Pinchevski and Efraim Torgovnik},
  journal={Media, Culture & Society},
  pages={365 - 388}
  • Amit Pinchevski, Efraim Torgovnik
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Street names are mundane media through which the past is commemorated and introduced into the public sphere. Viewed from a semiotic perspective, street names constitute a spatial-text produced over time, capturing the political, social and cultural climates in which it is formed. In this article we propose an analysis of street names in four Israeli towns of different social, political and demographic backgrounds. The study is based on a two-stage analysis: an analysis of the local narratives… CONTINUE READING
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