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Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene

By Michael Cronin

© 2017 – Routledge

178 pages

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Ecology has become a central question governing the survival and sustainability of human societies, cultures and languages. In this timely study, Michael Cronin investigates how the perspective of the Anthropocene, or the effect of humans on the global environment, has profound implications for the way translation is considered in the past, present and future. Starting with a deep history of translation and ranging from food ecology to inter-species translation and green translation technology, this thought-provoking book offers a challenging and ultimately hopeful perspective on how translation can play a vital role in the future survival of the planet.

Table of Contents



Chapter One Paying Attention

Chapter Two Eating Our Words

Chapter Three Translating Animals

Chapter Four The Great Transition

Chapter Five Language Worlds




About the Series

New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

The aim of New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies is to publish significant and broadly relevant new books which will make an impact on the development of the discipline. Titles in the series address contemporary themes and issues that reflect the changing nature of translation and interpreting studies today. With an emphasis on innovative and accessible writing, books in the series are key reading for both students and researchers in Translation and Interpreting Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting