Translational Contestation of Religious Concepts: A Case of Conversion Narratives

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    Drawing on a case study incorporating two opposing conversion narratives and their translations, thispaper explores the relationship between language, religion and translation. By examining linguistic,paralinguistic and paratextual framing techniques used by authors, translators and publishers, itdemonstrates that translation can be a powerful means of contesting fundamental concepts – such as “conversion”, “church” or “faith” – in the processes of safeguarding one’s own or challenging another’s religious identity, especially in the context of asymmetrical power relations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-44
    Number of pages18
    JournalTranslation : A Transdisciplinary Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    ISBN: 9788863724349


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