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Authors/Editors: Simon, Sherry
Title: Gender in Translation: Cultural Identity and the Politics of Transmission.
Year: 1996
Publisher: London: Routledge
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0 415 11536 1
Publication type: Book — monograph
DOI: 10.4324/9780203202890
Language: English
Keyword(s): culture ; gender ; translation theory
Subject — language(s): French
Annotation: This book presents feminist issues in especially literary translation theory and practice from a cultural studies perspective. Translation is considered throughout as a kind of socioculturally rooted literary activism. Considered case studies involve: a historical review of translation and female translators; a description of the transatlantic displacement of French feminists' writings; and a discussion of contemporary feminist Biblical translation.


  1. Thwaite, Anne (1998) “<Review of S. Simon (1996: 'Gender in Translation: Cultural Identity and the Politics of Transmission').>” Functions of Language 5:2. pp. 271-276.