par Ouali, Nouria ;Lannoy, Pierre ; [et al.]
Référence Brussels studies, 154, page (15)
Publication Publié, 2021-03-08
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The article proposes an examination of odonyms in Brussels, i.e. the names of its streets, throughthe prism of gender. After a systematic survey of street names and the characteristics of thefemale figures honoured – which reveals a glaring imbalance between the female and male streetnames in Brussels (there are ten times fewer female odonyms than male odonyms in the Region)– the article analyses the practices and strategies used by municipal representatives to feminisestreet names and do justice to the memory of women through a transformation of the toponymy,among other things. On the one hand, it reveals the constraints linked to legislation, urbanmorphology and gender stereotypes which weigh on the undertaking to increase the number offemale street names and, on the other hand, it analyses the action of elected representatives andthe influence of feminist organisations which fight against the minoritisation of women in themateriality of the Brussels urban space.