Figures of Interpretation

We felt the need to write in a different form and came up with the idea of short portraits: stories of people and of their practices of interpretation. So we set out in search of such “figures of interpretation,” in different ...

Figures of Interpretation

This ground-breaking book assembles 31 portraits of people who interpret languages, cultures and situations, and offers graphic interpretations of their collective experience. Their individual stories are part of the larger history of interpreters, interpretation and interpretive readings, and they demonstrate how language intersects with race, class, gender and geopolitical inequalities. The book allows the unexpected to unfold by passing control from the writers to the reader, who will see connections and ruptures unfold between space, time and class while never losing sight of the materiality of living. Together and individually, the portraits tell a powerful story about the structure of contemporary society and the hierarchical distributions of power that permeate our lives.

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Figures of Interpretation
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: B.A.S.S. Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-28 - Publisher: Multilingual Matters

This ground-breaking book assembles 31 portraits of people who interpret languages, cultures and situations, and offers graphic interpretations of their collective experience. Their individual stories are part of the larger history of interpreters, interpretation and interpretive readings, and they demonstrate how language intersects with race, class, gender and geopolitical inequalities.
Figures of Interpretation
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: B. A. S. S. Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne, Meier-Lorente-Muth-Duchêne B. a. S. S.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-28 - Publisher: Writing Without Borders

This ground-breaking book assembles 31 portraits of people who interpret languages, cultures, situations, institutions and people, and offers graphic interpretations of their collective experience. They tell a powerful story about the structure of contemporary society and the hierarchical distributions of power that permeate our lives.
Manners of Interpretation
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: Miguel Tamen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Philosophy and literary theory have devoted a great deal of their analysis to the problem of the origin and modalities of argumentation, but there has been an almost total lack of interest in the question of its procedural limits. Manners of Interpretation is an essay on ways of ending interpretations
The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Dennis Tedlock, McNulty Professor in the Poetics Program and Research Professor of Anthropology Dennis Tedlock
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-06 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Dennis Tedlock presents startling new methods for transcribing, translating, and interpreting oral performance that carry wide implications for all areas of the spoken arts. Moreover, he reveals how the categories and concepts of poetics and hermeneutics based in Western literary traditions cannot be carried over in their entirety to the
The Generation of Meaning in Liturgical Songs
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Willem Marie Speelman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Peeters Publishers

This book is about the meaning of liturgical songs. Everybody who sings liturgical songs knows what a liturgical song is and also what it eans. But when we start to talk about them, things become confused. We know too much and there are too many languages in which we can