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By Roman Alvarez, M. Carmen-Africa Vidal

ISBN-10: 1853593516

ISBN-13: 9781853593512

This can be a learn of the connection among translation, tradition and counterculture, offering a political and ideological imaginative and prescient of translating. delivering an method of the cultural flip in Translation reports on the finish of the century, the ebook endeavours to discover the nearer hyperlinks among cultural reports and translation. It offers the arguments of a number of students at the so much cutting edge methods of figuring out translation, with a purpose to make clear the position and serve as of translations and translators in tradition and society.

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Download PDF by Roman Alvarez, M. Carmen-Africa Vidal: Translation, power, subversion

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The concept itself, however, was introduced into translation studies by Gideon Toury,2who deployed it as an operational tool in his descriptive approach. For Toury, translational norms govern the decision-making process in translating, and hence they determine the type of equivalence that obtains between original and translation. He also distinguished different types of norms, and commented on ways of discovering them. In practice, Toury saw norms mostly as constraints on the translator's behaviour,3 and he gave only a brief indication of the broader, social function of norms.

No less importantly, unless the client can rely on an expert control mechanism, he or she is not in a position to challenge the image of the unknown as constructed by the translator. The history of the role of interpreters in early European encounters with the New World (Columbus in the Caribbean, Cortés in Mexico, Jacques Cartier in Canada) furnishes abundant illustrations of the interplay between power, loyalty and self-interest in the relations between translators and their clients. 7 One of the major tasks of the researcher wishing to account for translation as a social practice consists in identifying and interpreting the norms which governed the translator's choices and decisions.

It involves agents who are both conditioned by these power structures or at least entangled in them, and who exploit or attempt to exploit them to serve their own ends and interests, whether individual or collective. The power structures cover political and economic power but also, in the field of cultural production, those forms which Pierre Bourdieu calls 'symbolic 28 TRANSLATION, POWER, SUBVERSION power'. The agents, faced with an array of possible options, have to make choices and decisions about how to proceed.

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