Un-naming, Naming, and the Territory: The Case of Damgan, Morbihan

By Sophie Laligant


How do implicit systems of values around names of places and persons crystallize? And how do the changes of toponyms and anthroponyms reveal the contrasts between the local population and the newcomers who arrived after the reorganization of spaces associated with the regrouping of lands, the development of building permits and the new local town plan? This paper discusses these questions through the ethnographic case of Damgan, Morbihan, where extended fieldwork has been conducted.


  • toponym
  • anthroponym
  • tourism
  • urbanization
  • Brittany
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