1st Edition

Translation and Migration

By Moira Inghilleri Copyright 2017
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Translation and Migration examines the ways in which the presence or absence of translation in situations of migratory movement has currently and historically shaped social, cultural and economic relations between groups and individuals. Acts of cultural and linguistic translation are discussed through a rich variety of illustrative literary, ethnographic, visual and historical materials, also taking in issues of multiculturalism, assimilation, and hybridity analytically re-framed. This is key reading for students undertaking Translation Studies courses, and will also be of interest to researchers in sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and migration studies.

    1. Migration, Mobility and Culture
    2. The Multiple Meanings of Hospitality
    3. Translation and Labor Migrants
    4. Translating the Landscape
    5. Signs of Transnationalism from Above and Below
    6. Constructing and Contesting Young Migrant Identities


    Moira Inghilleri is currently Associate Professor in the Comparative Literature Program and Director of Translation Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    "This volume provides a broad perspective to students and scholars in translation and interpreting studies, especially those in search of a deeper engagement with the social reality in which translation takes place. In addition to presenting varied and often novel applicatinos of the ideas coming from the debate on cultural translation, Translation and Migration shares concerns and points of interest with several disciplines: anthropology and social sciences as mentioned above, but also sociolinguistics, especially the latest studies on diaspora and code-switching, and the linguistics landscape." -- Andrea Ciribuco, NUI Galway