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Siting Translation: History, Post-Structuralism, and the Colonial Context

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The act of translation, Tejaswini Niranjana maintains, is a political action. Niranjana draws on Benjamin, Derrida, and de Man to show that translation has long been a site for perpetuating the unequal power relations among peoples, races, and languages. The traditional view of translation underwritten by Western philosophy helped colonialism to construct the exotic "other ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 10th 1992 by University of California Press (first published January 8th 1992)
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Dec 30, 2012 Lit Bug rated it really liked it
An academic book (going by the reasons people usually read it) but important for those who wish to understand the politics of ethnic psychology, and how the art of translation sub-consciously turns into the politics of culture and beliefs.

The book examines the process of translation as a site for exploring the nuances of colonialism handed down to us by the British and portrays how the traditional norms of translation as put into effect by the British now act as tools of neo-colonization and per
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