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Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012825-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1282-5
Published: 15 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375968-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7596-8
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... in the depths of their colonial stupor. Much of this nationalist critique was anticipated by American colonial writings on the inability of Filipinos to learn English properly, thanks largely to the insurgent recalcitrance of the vernaculars. The chapter asks if there is an alternative to this conception...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... The relationship between translation and empire in the United States is the topic of this chapter. It argues that such a relationship cannot be understood apart from a critical appreciation of the history of Americanization, which is to say translation, of English from an imperial...
Published: 01 January 1996
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9650-5
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385462-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8546-2
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By Vicente L. Rafael
Published: 01 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... translation American English Noah Webster Babel war on terror Iraqi interpreters ...
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By Vicente L. Rafael
Published: 01 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... American English colonial education Philippines Tagalog slang Renato Constantino Nick Joaquin ...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
...Weaponizing Babel The relationship between translation and empire in the United States is the topic of this chapter. It argues that such a relationship cannot be understood apart from a critical appreciation of the history of Americanization, which is to say translation, of English from...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter explores the links between The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and larger Latin American literary practices. It begins with a critical discussion of Sergio Ramírez’s claim that the new Latin American novel is currently being written in English by Latinos/as. Ramírez’s understanding...
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By Shalini Shankar
Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
... This chapter focuses on semiotic dimensions of ethnic and linguistic representation in advertisements. It links theoretical discussions of “brand” to the semiotics of representation, including “qualisigns” and aspects of translation. The chapter elaborates on Asian American advertising concepts...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
..., resulting in a war of as well as a war on translation. Writing in the 1960s, Renato Constantino faults English for the “mis-education” of Filipinos, in effect keeping them in the depths of their colonial stupor. Much of this nationalist critique was anticipated by American colonial writings...
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374121-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7412-1
... This chapter picks up the theme of sociality and explores how this fractious issue stands behind a rift between Art & Language’s English and American sections after their participation in the major exhibition Documenta 5. By attending to indexing projects developed in New York through...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... Wright spent the weekend before his departure from Indonesia as a guest of the Konfrontasi Study Club at the mountain villa of the magazine’s founder and principal editor, Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana. Wright’s lecture to the Study Club was later published in English in Konfrontasi...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... in crime, and refuse to work, learn English, become citizens, or adapt to American culture. The myths may reflect a fear that Somalis are the renewing force that will displace those rendered disempowered and abandoned by Lewiston’s economic decline and may be a way to ensure that refugee/immigrants remain...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... travels. This book responds to this lacuna by showcasing numerous primary historical documents generated within Indonesia, nearly all of them translated into English for the first time. These documents together constitute a narrative of Wright’s Indonesian encounters that reverses the “outsider...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... discussion of Sergio Ramírez’s claim that the new Latin American novel is currently being written in English by Latinos/as. Ramírez’s understanding of new Latin American cultural practices, as taken up by this U.S. population, places their oeuvres in a new regional context, navigating mass migrations...
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By Catherine Besteman
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... to work, learn English, become citizens, or adapt to American culture. The myths may reflect a fear that Somalis are the renewing force that will displace those rendered disempowered and abandoned by Lewiston’s economic decline and may be a way to ensure that refugee/immigrants remain outside...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376095-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7609-5
... This chapter visits the Shanghai classroom of leftist feminist Vicki Garvin and explores how Garvin used Mao Zedong’s writings to reinterpret and translate African American political history to Chinese English-language students. The chapter also argues that her experiences inside and outside...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... Craig Santos Perez’s work as a Chamorro teacher, scholar, poet, and activist provides a clear example of how archipelagic American studies encourages cultural specificity and yet works “nomadically” to connect with other peoples through a wide range of disciplines. His work is also characterized...