The Power of Commemorative Street Names

@article{Azaryahu1996ThePO,
  title={The Power of Commemorative Street Names},
  author={M. Azaryahu},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={1996},
  volume={14},
  pages={311 - 330}
}
  • M. Azaryahu
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Street names are ostensibly visible, quintessentially mundane, and seemingly obvious. This might be the reason why social scientists have hardly addressed the issue of street names in their studies of the structures of authority and the legitimation of power. In this paper the author explores the semiotic and political operation of commemorative street names. He sheds light on the procedures of the naming and the renaming of streets and the utilization of street names for commemorative purposes… Expand
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