Introduction to The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism
Introduction to the Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism, co-editor with Kayvan Tahmasebian (Abingdon: Routledge Handbooks in Translation Studies, 2020).
17 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2019
Date Written: November 3, 2019
The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism provides an accessible, diverse, and in many respects ground-breaking overview of literary, cultural, and political translation across a range of activist contexts. This volume brings together case studies and histories of oppressed and marginalised peoples from more than twenty different languages, ranging across Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. As the first extended collection to introduce translation and activism from a systematically global perspective, this handbook will serve as a useful guide to translators, writers, scholars, and activists seeking to better understand the agency of language in bringing about political change. This introduction offers an overview of the chapter in this volume.
Keywords: translation, activism, politics
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