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Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie

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The Politics of Opacity and Translation in Post-Migrant Germany

Commentary on Elise v. Bernstorff’s “Abdallah Lowers his Gaze”

Miriam Nandi
Published Online: 2019-11-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/para-2019-0035

Abstract

My commentary focusses on the anecdote described by Elise v. Bernstorff in her research on transcultural education in rural Germany. I am interested in the potential intersections between v. Bernstorff’s findings and my own work on postcolonial literary theory and translation studies. On a methodological level, I am taking my cue from the ethical theory of the Caribbean philosopher Édouard Glissant on the one hand and postcolonial translation studies (Spivak, Tymoczko, Venuti) on the other.

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Published Online: 2019-11-27

Published in Print: 2019-10-25


Citation Information: Paragrana, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 165–169, ISSN (Online) 2196-6885, ISSN (Print) 0938-0116, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/para-2019-0035.

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