Translation and Decolonisation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Claire Gail Chambers* (Editor), Ipek Demir (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Translation and Decolonisation: Interdisciplinary Approaches offers compelling explorations of the pivotal role that translation plays in the complex and necessarily incomplete process of decolonisation. In a world where translation has historically been a tool of empire and colonisation, this collection shines the spotlight on the potential for translation to be a driving force in decolonial resistance. The book bridges the divide between translation studies and the decolonial turn in the social sciences and humanities, revealing the ways in which translation can challenge colonial imaginaries, institutions, and practice, and how translation opens up South-to-South conversations. It brings together scholars from diverse disciplines and fields, including sociology, literature, languages, migration, politics, anthropology, and more, offering interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives. By examining both the theoretical and practical aspects of this intersection, the chapters of this agenda-setting collection explore the impact of translation on decolonisation and highlight the need to decolonise translation studies itself. The book illuminates the transformative power of translation in transcending linguistic, cultural, and political boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)1032399198
ISBN (Print)9781032382715, 9781032399195
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2024

Publication series

NameTranslation, Politics and Society


  • translation
  • colonial
  • decolonisation
  • language
  • postcolonial

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