(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Street-naming, tourism development and cultural conflict : the case of the Old City of Acre/Akko/Akka

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHOVAL N. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, ISRAEL


This article explores place-naming in the Old City of Acre (Israel) in light of tourism development processes, focusing not only on the motivations for the naming but also on the responses of local residents to the naming and to the struggle on the symbolic identity of the city that develop as a result. The first section examines the historical process of bestowing official street names in the Old City of Acre as well as the existing system of place names used by the local Arab inhabitants of the Old City. The second section studies the reactions and attitudes of the local population in the Old City to the relatively recent initiative of the Acre Development Company to assign official street names, chosen in the past, to the streets and alleys of the Old City


Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no4 [pp. 612-626]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 tabl., 4 cartes, 5 ill.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/tran.12003

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