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.
Jeremy Munday is at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Leeds.