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The Socio-cultural Dynamics of Shakespeare Translation in Egypt

The Socio-cultural Dynamics of Shakespeare Translation in Egypt

By Sameh Hanna

London: Routledge 2016

Hardback: $145.00

This book explores the implications of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of cultural production for the study of translation as a socio-cultural activity. Bourdieu’s work has continued to inspire research on translation in the last few years, though without a detailed, large-scale investigation that tests the viability of his conceptual tools and methodological assumptions. With focus on the Arabic translations of Shakespeare’s tragedies in Egypt, this book offers a detailed analysis of the theory of ‘fields of cultural production’ with the purpose of providing a fresh perspective on the genesis and development of drama translation in Arabic.

For more information, please contact Sameh Hanna at S.Hanna@leeds.ac.uk