Eurocentrism in Translation Studies

| CETRA, University of Leuven / Stellenbosch University
| CETRA, University of Leuven
ISBN 9789027202734 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027271631 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
In the wake of post-colonial and post-modernist thinking, ‘Eurocentrism’ has been criticized in a number of academic disciplines, including Translation Studies. First published as a special issue of Translation and Interpreting Studies 6:2 (2011), this volume re-examines and problematizes some of the arguments used in such criticism. It is argued here that one should be wary in putting forward such arguments in order not to replace Eurocentrism by a confrontational geographical model characterized precisely by a continentalization of discourse, thereby merely reinstituting under another guise. The work also questions the relevance of continent-based theories of translation as such along with their underlying beliefs and convictions. But since the volume prefers to keep the debate open, its concluding interview article also provides the opportunity to those criticized to respond and provide well-balanced comments on such points of criticism.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 54]  2013.  v, 133 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
On constructing continental views on translation studies: An introduction
Peter Flynn and Luc van Doorslaer
Macro- and micro-turns in translation studies
Edwin Gentzler
Continentalism and the invention of traditions in translation studies
Dirk Delabastita
How Eurocentric is Europe? Examining scholars’ and translators’ contributions to translation studies — an ethnographic perspective
Peter Flynn
Beyond “Eurocentrism”? The challenge of linguistic justice theory to translation studies
Michael Boyden
The representation of agents of translation in (South) Africa: Encountering Gentzler and Madonella
Kobus Marais
On fictional turns, fictionalizing twists and the invention of the Americas
Roberto A. Valdeón
(More than) American prisms on Eurocentrisms: An interview article
Luc van Doorslaer
Notes on contributors
Name index
Subject index
“Eurocentrism has been a hot issue in translation studies in recent years. This book, putting together for the first time thought-provoking articles that present views from all sides, is of particular academic significance.”
“This is an important and timely collected edition that brings together in a single volume various perspectives on the concept of "Eurocentrism". Leading scholars from Belgium, Canada, South Africa and the USA have contributed their views on this, at times, controversial topic that is under ever closer scrutiny as Translation Studies becomes an increasingly globalized discipline.”
“This volume is inscribed in the reconfigurations which result from critical positions on the politics of globalization in the translation context. The multiperspectival view offered by Eurocentrism in Translation Studies challenges conventional standpoints both on Europe as a geopolitical space and on the traditional terms that make up the discipline. This stimulating piece of scholarship contributes to deconstructing Eurocentric mindsets through its nuanced arguments and exciting glimpses into translation practices that resist Western dominance.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013016434 | Marc record