Translation and the Intersection of Texts, Contexts and Politics: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Mohammed Albakry

Year 2017
Pages 227
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319537474
File Size 16.11 MB
File Format PDF
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This book analyzes the impact of historical, political and sociocultural contexts on the reading, rewriting and translating of texts. The authors base their arguments on their experiences of translating or researching different text types, taking in fiction, short stories, memoirs, religious texts, scientific treatises, and news reports from a variety of different languages and cultural traditions. In doing so they cover a wide range of contexts and time periods, including Early Modern Europe, post-1848 Switzerland, nineteenth-century Portugal, Egypt in the early twentieth century under British colonial rule, Spain under Franco’s dictatorship, and contemporary Peru and China. They also consider the theoretical and pedagogical implications of their conclusions for translation students and practitioners. This edited collection will be of great interest to scholars working in translation studies, applied linguistics, and on issues of cultural difference.