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Speaking memory : how translation shapes city life

Author: Sherry Simon
Publisher: Montréal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Culture of cities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring a wide variety of examples from both the past and present, this collection defines cities as fields of translational forces, of languages in conversation and in tension. From the 19th century multilingual border city to today's metropolis, language fractures and connections shape urban territory, giving the city its distinctive sensibility. Like architecture and urban planning, like the creation of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Speaking memory.
(CaOONL)20169054497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Simon
ISBN: 9780773547889 0773547886 9780773547896 0773547894
OCLC Number: 948339669
Notes: All the translated articles included in this volume were originally written in French.
Description: vi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Culture of cities.
Responsibility: edited by Sherry Simon.

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An innovative account of urban memory as a conversation across languages.  Read more...

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"Speaking Memory offers rich portraits of specific locations and practices while also furthering current debates on the nature and role of translation in today's `globalized' urban landscapes." Read more...

 
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