By Sameh Hanna
This publication explores the results of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of cultural construction for the research of translation as a socio-cultural job. Bourdieu’s paintings has endured to motivate learn on translation within the previous couple of years, even though and not using a distinctive, large-scale research that exams the viability of his conceptual instruments and methodological assumptions. With specialize in the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies in Egypt, this e-book bargains a close research of the speculation of ‘fields of cultural creation’ with the aim of offering a clean standpoint at the genesis and improvement of drama translation in Arabic.
The varied instances of the Arabic translations of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello lend themselves to sociological research, as a result of complicated socio-cultural dynamics that conditioned the interpretation judgements made by way of translators, theatre administrators, actors/actresses and publishers. In tough the mainstream heritage of Shakespeare translation into Arabic, that's normally premised at the linguistic proximity among resource and goal texts, this booklet makes an attempt a ‘social background’ of the ‘Arabic Shakespeare’ which takes as its foundational assumption the truth that translation is a socially-situated phenomenon that's in simple terms absolutely preferred in its socio-cultural milieu. via an in depth dialogue of the creation, dissemination and intake of the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Bourdieu in Translation Studies marks an important contribution to either sociology of translation and the cultural background of recent Egypt.
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Bourdieu in Translation Studies: The Socio-cultural Dynamics of Shakespeare Translation in Egypt (Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies) by Sameh Hanna