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Maria Sidiropoulou, ed. Identity 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
Helsinki

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.

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