Translation in Global News
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Translation in Global News by Susan Bassnett
Book DescriptionThe mass media are of paramount importance in the formulation and transmission of messages about key developments of global significance, such as terrorism and the war in Iraq, yet the key mediating role of translation in the reception of speeches and addresses of figures like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has remained largely invisible. Incorporating the results of extensive fieldwork in key global news organizations such as Reuters, Agence France Press and Inter Press Service, this book addresses central issues relating to the new pressures on translation arising from globalization, analyzing new texts from major news agencies as well as alternative media organizations. Co-written by Susan Bassnett, a leading figure in the field of translation studies, this book presents close readings of different English versions of key Arabic texts circulated in Western media to demonstrate the ways in which a cultural and religious 'Other' is framed in different media.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415409735
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan Bassnett
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Professor Bassnett tackles the crucial problems of translation and offers a history of translation theory, beginning with the ancient Romans and encompassing key 20th-century structuralist work. The work includes the original text of The Seafarer.
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Author Biography - Susan Bassnett
Leicester University, UK University of Warwick, UK
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