Street Renaming, Symbolic Capital, and Resistance in Durban, South Africa

  title={Street Renaming, Symbolic Capital, and Resistance in Durban, South Africa},
  author={James Duminy},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={310 - 328}
  • James Duminy
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
In early 2007 the African National Congress majority within the local government authority of Durban, South Africa, approved two phases of a street renaming process, which culminated in the renaming of over one hundred prominent streets after various anticolonial and antiapartheid ‘struggle heroes’. The process led to an unprecedented degree of public attention and debate, expressed through a range of arguments and symbolic gestures, and local state representatives responded by casting this… 

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