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Translation as social action: Brecht's 'political texts' in Greek

Asimakoulas, D (2007) Translation as social action: Brecht's 'political texts' in Greek TTR: Traduction, Terminologie et Redaction, 20 (1). pp. 113-140.

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This paper places an influential anthology of Brecht's texts in the context of the Greek junta (1967-1974). Drawing on the sociological work of Pierre Bourdieu, it shows how the text constitutes an euphemisation of the power of a politically active publisher who opposed the regime with what came to be seen as 'social art' by various agents of the publishing field at the time. It also demonstrates how the tactical presentation of the material in the anthology helps map the oppression of the Nazi rule onto the junta while identifying a 'plural-self' that opposes symbolic and physical violence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Translation
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > Languages and Translation
Authors :
Asimakoulas, D
Date : 2007
Copyright Disclaimer : Tous droits réservés © TTR: traduction, terminologie, rédaction — Les auteurs, 2008
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Date Deposited : 05 Aug 2016 13:30
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