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By Sameh Hanna

This booklet explores the consequences of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of cultural creation for the examine of translation as a socio-cultural job. Bourdieu’s paintings has persevered to motivate examine on translation within the previous few years, even though with out a specific, large-scale research that exams the viability of his conceptual instruments and methodological assumptions. With specialise in the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies in Egypt, this e-book bargains an in depth research of the speculation of ‘fields of cultural creation’ with the aim of supplying a clean point of view at the genesis and improvement of drama translation in Arabic.



The varied instances of the Arabic translations of Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear and Othello lend themselves to sociological research, as a result of advanced socio-cultural dynamics that conditioned the interpretation judgements made by way of translators, theatre administrators, actors/actresses and publishers. In hard the mainstream historical past of Shakespeare translation into Arabic, that is normally premised at the linguistic proximity among resource and objective texts, this e-book 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 merely totally preferred in its socio-cultural milieu. via an in depth dialogue of the creation, 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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