Book reviewTranslating Dissent. Voices from and with
the Egyptian Revolution (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media). London: Routledge, 2016. xvi + 252 pp.
Reviewed by Michaela Wolf
University of Graz
This book delivers an in-depth view on contemporary protest movements with a strong focus on the Egyptian revolution. The issue of translation is the leitmotif of the volume, though not its protagonist. The question is if it should be. The various contributions produce valuable insights into the complexities of social movements and some of the expected effects on varying target audiences across the globe. The perspective of the book is not explicitly and consistently “translation,” as will be explained in greater detail below, yet my focus in this review will be a translational one, not least because it is intended for a translation studies journal.