(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Ethnic features of symbolic appropriation of public space in changing geopolitical frames - the case of Oradea/Nagyvárad

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Culturally diverse Oradea (Nagyvárad in Hungarian) as every city in North Transylvania went through several power changes in the 20th century, which have affected its demographic features as well as the image of the city. Every power (local or national) tried to prove the right to ownership by the control of ethnic composition and of the image of the public space. Street names, statues, monuments, specially chosen colours and different types of buildings have always referred to the characteristics of the actual power. In the paper an attempt is made to present these changes in power, their effect on the (ethnic) image of Oradea. It is aimed to present the endowment of spatial features of changing street names, monuments and buildings with symbolic meanings. - (AM)


Article of periodic

published at : Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Editor : Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest - HONGRIE (2009)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 59, no1 [pp. 51-68]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl.



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