"This collection of essays makes an important contribution for students and professors of missiology on at least two different levels. At the most basic level, Translation as Intervention provides multiple frameworks for thinking through the social, political, and ethical implications of intercultural communication, which is not unimportant considering that the effect of Lamin Sanneh's groundbreaking contribution to missiological discourse that focused on translation as a metaphor for mission. Second, Translation as Intervention serves as an up-to-date account of a global dialogue regarding the work of translation and the role of the translator which is also of great importance and interest to mission studies and activity. If, as this volume argues, any intercultural communication necessarily involves translation, and thus also intervention, then post-colonial mission studies must pay attention to the concerns and hopes addressed in Translation as Intervention." - Scott J. Hagley, Missiology, An International Review
This book examines the role of the translator as a politically active one, with the potential to change the outcome of political, religious and social events. The contributors examine the effect of translation and intervention in a range of issues and case studies including the role of translation in the South African courtroom, Spanish religious publishing, Chinese rhetoric, and Arabic political interviews and speeches. The result is a comprehensive examination of this key question in translation studies: how can the translator avoid becoming a participant in the discourse he or she translates? "Intervention in Translating and Interpreting" is a fascinating collection of essays discussing this most central of topics in translation studies. It will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching in this area.