Feminist anthropology and the history of women and onomastics – common points (based on the example of Christian female names used in toponyms) Cover Image

Antropologia feministyczna i historia kobiet a onomastyka – miejsca wspólne… (na przykładzie chrześcijańskich imion żeńskich obecnych w nazwach miejscowych)
Feminist anthropology and the history of women and onomastics – common points (based on the example of Christian female names used in toponyms)

Author(s): Katarzyna Skowronek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: feminist anthropology; history of women; interdisciplinary onomastics; Christian female names; anthroponym-based toponyms

Summary/Abstract: The article is a fragment of the research project Names as the basis of Polish toponyms, conducted in the Department of Onomastics in the Institute of Polish Language in Kraków. It is also a continuation of the discussion on the opportunities of using the category of gender in onomastics. The aim of the text is to highlight the presence of several Christian female names in structures of Polish toponyms, to describe their frequency, chronology and popularity. The author indicates various cultural and social factors facilitating (or not) the use of such toponyms in Poland. She interprets the creation of such toponyms (especially later) as a sign of increasing presence of women in the public and institutional sphere. The interpretation framework of this anthroponymic and toponymic material includes feminist anthropology and historical anthropology (especially the history of women).

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 218-234
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish