Interconnecting Translation Studies and Imagology

ORCID logoLuc van Doorslaer | KU Leuven & Stellenbosch University
Peter Flynn | KU Leuven
Joep Leerssen | University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027258601 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027267719 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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Isn’t translation all about saying exactly the same thing in another language? Aren’t national images totally outdated in this era of globalization? Most people might agree but this book amply illustrates how persistent and multifaceted clichés on translation and nation can be. Time and again, translating involves making transfer choices and these choices are never neutral. Though globalization has seemingly all but erased national ideologies and cultural borders, such ideologies and borders continue to play a determining role in conflicts, identity politics and cultural profiles.
The place where transfer choices and forms of national and cultural representation come together is also the place where Translation Studies and Imagology meet. This book offers a wealth of chapters showing how decisive selection and transfer processes can be in representing national images, both self-images and images of the other(s). It shows also how intensely the two disciplines can work together and mutually benefit from shared data and methodologies.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 119] 2016.  vii, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book offers a meaningful starting point for looking into the cross-section of imagology and translation.”
“This collection embraces a couple of key tensions. It seeks the new critical possibilities that attend work at a new nexus, but also makes room for readers either focused on the dynamics of translation or drawn to the (de)construction of national character and its images.”
“Readers will come across a detailed picture of interactions that permeate lives and societies far more than previously realized.”
“The three editors were successful in compiling a coherent and very interesting volume with contributions highlighting various interconnections between TS and imagology based on very different national images. [...] The volume convincingly illustrates that the construct of the nation needs to be taken on board in TS as a complementary frame to the transcultural frame of our globalised world.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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Translation Studies

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CFP: Translation & interpretation

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LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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