Translation and censorship

Authored by: Denise Merkle

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138657564
eBook ISBN: 9781315621289
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315621289-16

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Abstract

Censorship, the impulse to censor, and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times; every society has had and continues to have laws, customs and taboos that regulate how its members should talk, dress, practise religion and express their sexual behaviour. Censorship can be justified on moral, political, military, religious or corporate grounds, and is not limited to dictatorships; rather, it is also present in most liberal democracies.

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