Civic involvement and street-naming in inter-war Tel Aviv

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During the 1920s and 1930s, the autonomous Jewish municipality of Tel Aviv received constant requests, demands and complaints about the city's street names. Archival documents and other historical sources indicate popular involvement in the process of naming and renaming the streets of the ‘First Hebrew City’, as various urban segments, organisations, firms and individuals tried to express particular priorities and values within the comprehensive Zionist ideal. Rather than being imposed by municipal institutions upon a passive public, the hegemonic messages conveyed in Tel Aviv street names were negotiated and confirmed in a vivid dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-52
Number of pages24
JournalJewish Culture and History
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006

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  • Rambi Publications
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) -- History -- 1917-1948, British Mandate period


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