The translation of ethnonyms and racial slurs in films: American blackness in Italian dubbing and subtitling

@inproceedings{Keating2014TheTO,
  title={The translation of ethnonyms and racial slurs in films: American blackness in Italian dubbing and subtitling},
  author={Carla Mereu Keating},
  year={2014}
}
The present investigation sets out to describe how ethnonyms and racial slurs relating to the portrayal of black characters in US films have been translated and retranslated for Italian audiences through dubbing and subtitling. The study first underlines significant socio-linguistic changes in labelling African American ethnicity in US films. It then analyses the way in which this dynamic vocabulary has been communicated to Italian audiences between the 1960s and the 1990s. The search for socio… CONTINUE READING