Post-colonial Translation: Theory and Practice
Susan Bassnett, Harish Trivedi
Psychology Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 201 pages
This collection examines some crucial interconnections between postcolonial theory and translation studies. As English becomes an increasingly global language, so more people become multilingual and translation becomes a important communal activity. The essays in this book, by contributors from Britain, the US, South America, India and Canada, explore new perspectives on translation in relation to post-colonial societies. The essay topics include: links between centre and margins in intellectual transfer; shifts in translation practice from colonial to post-colonial societies; translation and power relations in Indian languages; and Brazilian cannibalistic theories in literary transfer. Examining the relationships between power and language across cultural boundaries, this collection reveals the role of translation in redefining the meanings of culture and ethnic identity.
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