By Sameh Hanna
This booklet explores the consequences of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of cultural construction for the examine of translation as a socio-cultural task. Bourdieu’s paintings has persevered to motivate examine on translation within the previous few years, although and not using a specified, large-scale research that assessments the viability of his conceptual instruments and methodological assumptions. With specialise in the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies in Egypt, this ebook deals a close research of the speculation of ‘fields of cultural construction’ with the aim of supplying a clean standpoint at the genesis and improvement of drama translation in Arabic.
The assorted circumstances of the Arabic translations of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello lend themselves to sociological research, because of the complicated socio-cultural dynamics that conditioned the interpretation judgements made via translators, theatre administrators, actors/actresses and publishers. In tough the mainstream background of Shakespeare translation into Arabic, that is as a rule premised at the linguistic proximity among resource and aim texts, this ebook makes an attempt a ‘social heritage’ of the ‘Arabic Shakespeare’ which takes as its foundational assumption the truth that translation is a socially-situated phenomenon that's purely totally preferred in its socio-cultural milieu. via an in depth dialogue of the construction, dissemination and intake of the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Bourdieu in Translation Studies marks an important contribution to either sociology of translation and the cultural background of recent Egypt.
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