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Lost In Translation? Tracing Linguistic and Economic Transactions In Three Texts

TAT-SIONG BENNY LIEW

in Planetary Loves

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780823233250
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823233250.003.0007

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Lost In Translation? Tracing Linguistic and Economic               Transactions In Three Texts

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This chapter focuses on reading three brief texts or stories—all of them concerning loss and translation—to talk about the complicated relations between language and money in the context of imperialism and Spivak's planetary love. Furthermore, it calls attention to the irreducible losses involved in any translation—an unavoidable effect that, however, should not lead to the abandonment of translation and language learning, but rather to their supplementation by a love that recognizes the “ethical singularity” of each and every encounter.

Keywords: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; loss; translation; language; money; imperialism; planetary love

Chapter.  6810 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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