Commemorative Urban Practices and Gender Equality: The Case of Santiago de Compostela's Urban Anthroponymy

Translated title of the contribution: Prácticas Conmemorativas Urbanas e Igualdad de Género: El Caso de la Antroponimia Urbana de Santiago de Compostela

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For centuries, decision-making procedures in commemorative urban practices have established a methodology of recognition relying on an androcentric process which has implied exclusion mechanisms. Structures of economic and dominating cultural power favoured the interests of a privileged minority, while penalizing, limiting and constraining the inclusion and visibility of awide range of human beings, mainly women. This bias was historically questioned by feminist theory and gender mainstreaming policies, which focus on how different gender gaps affect women in order to improvethe standard of justice, progress and dignity of all peoplein different territories. Through a study of Santiagode Compostela’s urban anthropony my, we will discusshow differences between social groups still persist, exploring,if applicable, how to produce effective changes that potentially resolve situations of inequality. Other forms of imagination and resistance can emerge at a symbolic level also, including in the way the streets of our cities are named.
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)109-129
JournalHábitat y Sociedad
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Equality
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Street names
  • Anthroponymy
  • Women

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