Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian revolution

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Discursive and non-discursive interventions in the political arena are heavily mediated by various acts of translation that enable protest movements to connect across the globe. Focusing on the Egyptian experience since 2011, this volume brings together a unique group of activists who are able to reflect on the complexities, challenges and limitations of one or more forms of translation and its impact on their ability to interact with a variety of domestic and global audiences.Drawing on a wide range of genres and modalities, from documentary film and subtitling to oral narratives, webcomics and street art, the 18 essays reveal the dynamics and complexities of translation in protest movements across the world. Each unique contribution demonstrates some aspect of the interdependence of these movements and their inevitable reliance on translation to create networks of solidarity. The volume is framed by a substantial introduction by Mona Baker and includes an interview with Egyptian activist and film-maker Philip Rizk.With contributions by scholars and artists, professionals and activists directly involved in the Egyptian revolution and other movements, Translating Dissent will be of interest to students of translation, intercultural studies and sociology as well as the reader interested in the study of social and political movements. Additional online materials, including links to relevant websites and videos, are available at and

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-92987-6 / 978-1-13-892986-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCritical Perspectives on Citizen Media

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