Street naming and the politics of belonging: spatial injustices in the toponymic commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr

@article{Alderman2013StreetNA,
  title={Street naming and the politics of belonging: spatial injustices in the toponymic commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr},
  author={D. Alderman and J. Inwood},
  journal={Social & Cultural Geography},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={211 - 233}
}
  • D. Alderman, J. Inwood
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
  • Although the critical turn in place name study recognizes the central and contested place that toponyms hold in people's lives and identity struggles, little work has explicitly analyzed place naming rights in terms of social justice, citizenship, and belonging. We introduce readers to the naming of streets for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr and use two brief case studies from the southeastern USA (Statesboro, Georgia and Greenville, North Carolina) to discuss the barriers that… CONTINUE READING
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