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Original scientific paper

Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb

Katja Vretenar ; Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Zlatan Krajina ; Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu

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APA 6th Edition
Vretenar, K. & Krajina, Z. (2016). Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb. Politička misao, 53 (3), 50-81. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
MLA 8th Edition
Vretenar, Katja and Zlatan Krajina. "Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb." Politička misao, vol. 53, no. 3, 2016, pp. 50-81. https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Vretenar, Katja and Zlatan Krajina. "Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb." Politička misao 53, no. 3 (2016): 50-81. https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
Harvard
Vretenar, K., and Krajina, Z. (2016). 'Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb', Politička misao, 53(3), pp. 50-81. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779 (Accessed 25 September 2020)
Vancouver
Vretenar K, Krajina Z. Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb. Politička misao [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2020 September 25];53(3):50-81. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
IEEE
K. Vretenar and Z. Krajina, "Politics of naming and the patriarchal construction of Zagreb", Politička misao, vol.53, no. 3, pp. 50-81, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779. [Accessed: 25 September 2020]
Fulltext: croatian, pdf (2 MB) pages 50-81 downloads: 410* cite
APA 6th Edition
Vretenar, K. & Krajina, Z. (2016). Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba. Politička misao, 53 (3), 50-81. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
MLA 8th Edition
Vretenar, Katja and Zlatan Krajina. "Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba." Politička misao, vol. 53, no. 3, 2016, pp. 50-81. https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Vretenar, Katja and Zlatan Krajina. "Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba." Politička misao 53, no. 3 (2016): 50-81. https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
Harvard
Vretenar, K., and Krajina, Z. (2016). 'Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba', Politička misao, 53(3), pp. 50-81. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779 (Accessed 25 September 2020)
Vancouver
Vretenar K, Krajina Z. Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba. Politička misao [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2020 September 25];53(3):50-81. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779
IEEE
K. Vretenar and Z. Krajina, "Politike označavanja i patrijarhalna konstrukcija Zagreba", Politička misao, vol.53, no. 3, pp. 50-81, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779. [Accessed: 25 September 2020]

Abstracts
This paper investigates the ways in which gender relations are articulated through a particular communicative urban infrastructure, such as names of public spaces and public art. We argue that their selective design and distribution suggest meanings beyond functional purposes (to serve as orientation points or as national commemorative sites) and co-constitute gendered power relations. Reading the patterns of signification, formulation and positioning of names, plaques and statues in Zagreb, through our raft of statistical analysis, mapping, and ethnographic walks, we show that the urban signage of the capital of Croatia, in a time of increased debates about gender equality and identity, continues to uphold the patriarchy inherited from earlier periods of city growth, namely the late 19th/early 20th centuries and mid-20th century. Our spatial analysis concerns not only the frequency but also spatial distribution and forms of representation of women in the names of public spaces and commemorative plaques and statues. The research presented here suggests that Zagreb’s public urban signage significantly prefers men to women as actors in public space and nation’s history. We discuss our findings from the perspective of critical and constructivist approaches in cultural studies and contextualise them with reference to the ways in which contemporary urban spaces are said to be ‘mediated cities’.

Keywords
City; Gender; Signifying Practices; Sign; Power

Hrčak ID: 175779

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/175779

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