Critical Readings in Translation Studies is an integrated and structured set of progressive readings from translation and related disciplines, which provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field and how it is developing. Designed to be the most student-friendly volume available, this reader:
- Covers all the main forms of translation - literary, non-literary, scientific, commercial and audiovisual
- Uses a thematic structure: topics covered include how translation relates to discourse and ideology, the place of translation in institutional settings and alliances, and its role in new media and technology
- Explains the key approaches to conceptualizing translation: from textual and philosophical to cultural and political
- Includes core material from renowned scholars, but also innovative and less well-known work from scholars both in related disciplines and in the non-western world
Complete with full editorial support from Mona Baker, including general and section introductions, abstracts for each of the readings and further reading, the book's thematic structure guides students and scholars through the field. This book is an essential resource for all students of translation studies.