Just as a tangent touches a circle fleetingly and at only a single point, and just as this contact, not the point, prescribes the law in accord with which the tangent pursues its path into the infinite, in the same way a translation touches the original fleetingly and only at the infinitely smallpoint of meaning. —Walter Benjamin, "The Translator's Task"  Insights As the scholar Elana Jefferson-Tatum  argues, translation is no innocent task. Historically, translation itself is a field of domination, where those invested with authority interpret the practices, beliefs, and words of a group taken to…
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