The politics of audiovisual translation

Authored by: Henrik Gottlieb

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:

10.4324/9781315621289-21

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Abstract

Before discussing the politics of translation in the audiovisual media, we need to define the three concepts embedded here:

(i) Defining ‘politics’

The primary sense of the word ‘politics’ is related to how society is governed, and although politics of that sort is indeed important in determining national and local media landscapes, this chapter will focus on politics as practices not defined by ‘politicians’, but by all instances involved in the exchange and translation of media products.

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