Translation and Identity
By (author) Michael G. Cronin
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Translation and Identity by Michael G. Cronin
Book DescriptionMichael Cronin looks at how translation has played a crucial role in shaping debates about identity, language and cultural survival in the past and in the present. He explores how everything from the impact of migration on the curricula for national literature courses, to the way in which nations wage war in the modern era is bound up with urgent questions of translation and identity. Examining translation practices and experiences across continents to show how translation is an integral part of how cultures are evolving, the volume presents new perspectives on how translation can be a powerful tool in enhancing difference and promoting intercultural dialogue. Drawing on a wide range of materials from official government reports to Shakespearean drama and Hollywood films, Cronin demonstrates how translation is central to any proper understanding of how cultural identity has emerged in human history, and suggests an innovative and positive vision of how translation can be used to deal with one of the most salient issues in an increasingly borderless world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415364652
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael G. Cronin
Impure Thoughts, Hardback (November 2012)
This book will be of interest to students and scholars in various disciplines, including literary studies, history, sociology and gender studies.
Translation Goes to the Movies, Paperback (September 2008)
Offers an introduction to translation theory. This book shows how translation has been a concern of filmmakers dealing with questions of culture, identity, conflict and representation. It is suitable for those on translation studies and film studies courses.
Translation and Globalization, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Michael G. Cronin
A critical exploration of the ways in which radical changes to the world economy have affected contemporary translation. It looks at the changing geography of translation practice and offers new ways of understanding the role of the translator, arguing that translation is central to debates about language and cultural identity.
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