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By Vicente L. Rafael

ISBN-10: 0822360586

ISBN-13: 9780822360582

ISBN-10: 0822360748

ISBN-13: 9780822360742

In Motherless Tongues, Vicente L. Rafael examines the vexed dating among language and historical past gleaned from the workings of translation within the Philippines, the U.S., and past. relocating throughout various colonial and postcolonial settings, he demonstrates translation's company within the making and figuring out of occasions. those contain nationalist efforts to vernacularize politics, U.S. tasks to weaponize languages in wartime, and autobiographical makes an attempt by way of region reports students to translate the otherness in their lives amid the chilly struggle. In all circumstances, translation is at struggle with itself, producing divergent results. It deploys in addition to distorts American English in counterinsurgency and colonial schooling, for instance, simply because it re-articulates ecu notions of sovereignty between Filipino revolutionaries within the 19th century and spurs the flow of textual content messages in a civilian-driven coup within the twenty-first. alongside the way in which, Rafael delineates the untranslatable that inheres in each act of translation, asking concerning the politics and ethics of asymmetric linguistic and semiotic exchanges. Mapping these moments the place translation and old mind's eye provide upward thrust to each other, Motherless Tongues indicates how translation, in unleashing the insurgency of language, at the same time sustains and subverts regimes of data and relatives of power. 
 
 
 

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