Cultural Relationship Between Colonialism, Postcolonialism And Postmodernism

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The cultural studies have made an impact on the translation process as a social and cultural practice, but also as a practice of diffusion and relocation of cultural goods that “allows us to situate linguistic transfer within the multiple ‘post’ realities of today: poststructuralism, postcolonialism and postmodernism.” (Simon, 1996 cited in Munday 2008: 131) Moreover, postcolonialism, as generally defined by Munday (2008: 131), is the term utilised to describe the studies of the history and culture of the former colonies and their conquerors, the opposition towards the European imperialists and the power relationships among them. Translation is closely linked to postcolonialism as both postcolonial writing and translation are influenced by relocation and both are invested with the transmission of cultural elements. This link between them “is accompanied by the argument that translation has played an active role in the colonization process and in disseminating an ideologically motivated image of colonized peoples.” (Munday, 2008: 132) Orsini and Srivastava (2013: 325) agree and state that:
Bassnett and Trivedi squarely place the theory and practice of the postcolonial – as both creative and critical work – in relationship to the process of translation, which acts metaphorically and literally as a negotiation between the metropole and the periphery of literary cultures.
Translation assumes a vital role in the growth of the empire as a way to aid the establishment of colonial

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