From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City.

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    • Alternate Title:
      De número a nombre: capital simbólica, lugares de memoria y la política de renombrar las calles en la ciudad de Nueva York. (Spanish)
      Du numéro au nom: le capital symbolique, les lieux de mémoire, et les aspects politiques liés à la modification du nom des rues de la Ville de New York. (French)
    • Publication Year:
      2008
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      commemoration
      New York City
      places of memory
      street naming
      symbolic capital
      capital simbólica
      capital simbólica
      ciudad de Nueva York
      conmemoración
      conmemoración
      dar nombres a las calles
      lugares de memoria
      capital symbolique
      commémoration
      commémoration
      désignation des rues
      désignation des rues
      lieux de mémoire
      lieux de mémoire
      Ville de New York
      EnglishSpanishFrenchLanguage of Keywords: English; Spanish; French
    • Abstract:
      Numerous studies have highlighted the importance of street naming as a strategy for constructing 'places of memory'. This paper draws upon Bourdieu's theory of symbolic capital to examine two key moments in the history of street renaming in New York City: the renaming of the avenues on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the latter nineteenth century and the street renamings in Harlem a century later. The aim of such a comparative case study approach is to demonstrate how the symbolic capital associated with street naming may be linked to an elite project of symbolic erasure and forced eviction, on the one hand, and the cultural recognition of a historically marginalized group, on the other. Both cases consider attempts to rename formerly numbered streets and avenues, and the benefit of considering them together is that they illustrate the multiple interests—as well as the exclusionary politics of race, class, and gender—involved in such shifts from 'number' to 'name'. In doing so, this paper extends the current literature on street naming as a commemorative practice by linking it to a broader relational view of place-making, memory, and symbolic capital. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Diversos estudios han destacado la importancia de dar nombres a las calles como estratégica para la construcción de 'lugares de memoria'. Este papel hace uso de la teoría de Bourdieu de capital simbólica para examinar dos momentos claves en la historia de renombrar las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York: las avenidas del Upper West Side de Manhattan a finales del siglo diecinueve y las calles de Harlem un siglo más tarde. El objetivo de este enfoque es de demostrar cómo la capital simbólica asociada con el acto de dar nombres a las calles puede estar vinculado a un proyecto elitista de tachadura simbólica y desalojo forzado, de un lado, y al reconocimiento cultural de un grupo históricamente marginado, del otro lado. Los dos casos consideran los intentos de renombrar de modo formal las calles y avenidas, y la ventaja de considerar los dos casos juntos es que demuestran los múltiples intereses—además de las políticas de exclusión con relación a raza, clase social y género—que quedan implicados en el cambio de 'número' a 'nombre'. Al hacerlo, el papel amplia la literatura actual sobre el acto de dar nombres a las calles como práctica conmemorativa por establecer una conexión entre ésta y una vista relacional más general de creación de lugares, memoria y capital simbólica. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      De nombreuses études ont souligné à quel point la désignation des rues est importante comme stratégie de construction des «lieux de mémoire». Au plan théorique, cet article s'inspire des travaux de Bourdieu sur le capital symbolique afin de se pencher sur deux moments pivots de l'histoire de la modification du nom des rues de la Ville de New York: la modification du nom des avenues du Upper West Side de Manhattan vers la fin du dix-neuvième siècle, et la modification du nom des rues à Harlem un siècle plus tard. Le but d'une telle approche d'étude de cas comparative est de mettre en évidence comment le capital symbolique associé à la désignation des rues peut être lié à un projet porté par une élite qui vise l'effacement symbolique et l'expulsion forcée, d'une part, et la reconnaissance culturelle d'un groupe qui a joué un rôle marginal dans l'histoire, d'autre part. Les deux cas s'intéressent aux efforts déployés en vue de rebaptiser des rues et avenues numérotées. L'avantage de les aborder simultanément est de pouvoir identifier les intérêts multiples—ainsi que les politiques discriminatoires fondées sur la race, la classe et le sexe—en jeu dans la modification d'un «numéro» pour un «nom». Par rapport à la documentation existante sur la désignation des rues en tant que pratique commémorative, cet article apporte une vue d'ensemble sur les relations entre la conception des lieux, le souvenir, et le capital symbolique. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      14649365
    • Accession Number:
      32746969
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROSE-REDWOOD, R. S. From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City. Social & Cultural Geography, [s. l.], v. 9, n. 4, p. 431, 2008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969. Acesso em: 19 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rose-Redwood RS. From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City. Social & Cultural Geography. 2008;9(4):431. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969. Accessed January 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Rose-Redwood, R. S. (2008). From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City. Social & Cultural Geography, 9(4), 431. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rose-Redwood, Reuben S. 2008. “From Number to Name: Symbolic Capital, Places of Memory and the Politics of Street Renaming in New York City.” Social & Cultural Geography 9 (4): 431. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969.
    • Harvard:
      Rose-Redwood, R. S. (2008) ‘From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City’, Social & Cultural Geography, 9(4), p. 431. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969 (Accessed: 19 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rose-Redwood, RS 2008, ‘From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City’, Social & Cultural Geography, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 431, viewed 19 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rose-Redwood, Reuben S. “From Number to Name: Symbolic Capital, Places of Memory and the Politics of Street Renaming in New York City.” Social & Cultural Geography, vol. 9, no. 4, June 2008, p. 431. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rose-Redwood, Reuben S. “From Number to Name: Symbolic Capital, Places of Memory and the Politics of Street Renaming in New York City.” Social & Cultural Geography 9, no. 4 (June 2008): 431. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rose-Redwood RS. From number to name: symbolic capital, places of memory and the politics of street renaming in New York City. Social & Cultural Geography [Internet]. 2008 Jun [cited 2020 Jan 19];9(4):431. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=32746969