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The imaginary of the name

Doja, A.; (2005) The imaginary of the name. Irish Journal of Anthropology , 8 (1) pp. 31-50. Green open access

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Abstract

In wide areas, including Albania, names were fixed as patronymics and family surnames, showing that their context fluctuation is related to a relative transmissible fixity which must make possible an instrumental politics in naming practice as well as the assertiveness of a kind of individual agency, especially by means of nicknames. Such an emphasis on naming practice and politics thus must lead us to understand the interplay between identity and power.

Type: Article
Title: The imaginary of the name
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.anthropologyireland.org/ijajournal1.htm
Language: English
Additional information: Abstract kindly provided by author
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18361
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