Translating Dissent: Voices From and With the Egyptian Revolution

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Translating Dissent:

Voices From and With the Egyptian Revolution

 

Edited by Mona Baker

2015, Routledge

Paperback: 9781138929876

Hardback: 9781138929869

 

*Written by the winners of the Inttranews Linguists of the Year award for 2016!*

 

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Discursive and non-discursive interventions in the political arena are heavily mediated by various acts of translation that enable protest movements to connect across the globe. Focusing on the Egyptian experience since 2011, this volume brings together a unique group of activists who are able to reflect on the complexities, challenges and limitations of one or more forms of translation and its impact on their ability to interact with a variety of domestic and global audiences.

Drawing on a wide range of genres and modalities, from documentary film and subtitling to oral narratives, webcomics and street art, the 18 essays reveal the dynamics and complexities of translation in protest movements across the world. Each unique contribution demonstrates some aspect of the interdependence of these movements and their inevitable reliance on translation to create networks of solidarity. The volume is framed by a substantial introduction by Mona Baker and includes an interview with Egyptian activist and film-maker, Philip Rizk.

With contributions by scholars and artists, professionals and activists directly involved in the Egyptian revolution and other movements, Translating Dissent 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. Online materials, including links to relevant websites and videos, are available via the Companion Website. Additional resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal.

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