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Translation and power

Author: Maria Tymoczko; Edwin Gentzler
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
The 11 essays of this collection consider cases where translated texts serve as expressions of power. The cases include the Maori translation of the treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand; translation of the word democracy in Victorian England; a critical analysis of interpretation studies; translations in Latin America of Kafka, Borges, and Kosztolanyi; and Spanish translations of foreign films under Franco. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Translation and power.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2002
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Tymoczko; Edwin Gentzler
ISBN: 1558493581 9781558493582 155849359X 9781558493599
OCLC Number: 50006493
Description: xxviii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Translation and the establishment of liberal democracy in nineteenth-century England : constructing the political as an interpretive act / Alexandra Lianeri --
Translation of the Treaty of Waitangi : a case of disempowerment / Sabine Fenton and Paul Moon --
Empire talks back : orality, heteronomy, and the cultural turn in interpretation studies / Michael Cronin / Writing, interpreting, and the power struggle for the control of meaning : scenes from Kafka, Borges, and Kosztolányi / Rosemary Arrojo --
Translation as testimony : on official histories and subversive pedagogies in Cortázar / Adriana S. Pagano --
Translating woman : Victoria Ocampo and the empires of foreign fascination / Christopher Larkosh --
Germaine de Staël and Gayatri Spivak : culture brokers / Sherry Simon --
Spanish film translation and cultural patronage : the filtering and manipulation of imported material during Franco's dictatorship / Camino Gutiérrez Lanza --
Translation as a catalyst for social change in China / Lin Kenan --
Translation, dépaysement, and their figuration / Carol Maier --
Translation, poststructuralism, and power / Edwin Gentzler.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Tymoczko and Edwin Gentzler.
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In this text, 12 essays explore how issues of power figure in the process and products of translation.  Read more...


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"Translation is an empowering activity, as Gentzler, Tymoczko, and their collaborators let us know provocatively yet persuasively. These essays deftly attack unthinking cultural imperialism with Read more...

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