New books at a glanceIdentity and difference: Translation shaping culture Bern-Berlin-Bruxelles-Frankfurt am Main-New York-Oxford-Wien: Peter Lang, 2005. 202 pp. ISBN 3-03910-633-3 36 €
Reviewed by Andrew Chesterman
Table of contents
This is a collection of eight selected papers from a conference on “Choice and Difference in Translation”, held in Athens on 2003. The papers are focused around two central themes: the way translation shapes the formation of cultural identity, and the way translation reflects this formation. In the first place, translations are thus seen as causal influences; in the second place, they are seen as signs or indicators of something, in a non-causal sense.