Translation and Conflict: A Narrative Account

Translation and Conflict A Narrative Account Translation and Conflict demonstrates that translators and interpreters participate in circulating as well as resisting the narratives that create the intellectual and moral environment for violent co

  • Title: Translation and Conflict: A Narrative Account
  • Author: Mona Baker
  • ISBN: 9780415383967
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Translation and Conflict demonstrates that translators and interpreters participate in circulating as well as resisting the narratives that create the intellectual and moral environment for violent conflict Drawing on narrative theory and using numerous examples from historical and contemporary conflicts, the author provides an original and coherent model of analysis thatTranslation and Conflict demonstrates that translators and interpreters participate in circulating as well as resisting the narratives that create the intellectual and moral environment for violent conflict Drawing on narrative theory and using numerous examples from historical and contemporary conflicts, the author provides an original and coherent model of analysis that pays equal attention to micro and macro aspects of the circulation of narratives in translation, to translation and interpreting, and to questions of dominance and resistance.The study is particularly significant at this juncture of history, with the increased interest in the positioning of translators in politically sensitive contexts, the growing concern with translators and interpreters divided loyalties in settings such as Guantanamo, Iraq, Kosovo, and other arenas of conflict, and the emergence of several activist communities of translators and interpreters with highly politicized agendas of their own, including Babels, Translators for Peace, Tlaxcala and ECOS.Including further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter, Translation and Conflict will be of interest to students of translation, intercultural studies and sociology as well as the reader interested in the study of social and political movements.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book. My favorite part is the one about the normalizing function of narratives, it still applies to most current issues:"One of the effects of narrativity is that it normalizes the accounts it projects over a period of time, so that they come to be perceived as self-evident, benign, uncontestable and non-controversial. This explains why the leading nineteenth-century scientist Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) could write as follows in his Elementary Survey of the Natural Histor [...]

    2. Los Reyes Magos saw fit to give me this gift I had on my list, definetely looking forward to it! I have to read it for my thesis, but it definetely seems to be one of the more interesting books on my list.

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