Deconstruction

Dilek Dizdar

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“Deconstruction” is primarily used to refer to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, although Derrida himself did not ascribe a privileged status to the term. It was incorporated into many disciplines and different approaches so that it became a more general term which moved beyond Derrida’s own work and has had a lasting influence on other poststructural, postmodern, postcolonial and gender-related approaches. Derrida’s radical challenge of traditional Western (metaphysical) philosophy, in particular of its hierarchical binary oppositions, has implications for translation theory and practice, which were first discussed in Translation Studies in the 1990s. Derrida himself attributes a central role to translation in his work and explicitly discusses its role in numerous publications.

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Further reading

Arrojo, Rosemary
2005“The Ethics of Translation in Contemporary Approaches to Translators Training.” In Training for the New Millennium – Pedagogies for Translation and Interpreting, Martha Tennent (ed.), 225–45. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins  TSB. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar
Davis, Kathleen
2001Deconstruction and Translation. Manchester/Northampton: St. Jerome.  TSBGoogle Scholar
Dizdar, Dilek
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2000Beyond Ambivalence: Postmodernity and the Ethics of Translation [Electronic series: Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis 65]. Tampere University Press. http://​acta​.uta​.fi​/english​/teos​.php​?id​=4347 [Accessed 10 April 2011]  TSBGoogle Scholar