Interpreting Ideals and Relaying Rights: a Comparative Study of Video Interpreting Services in Norway, Sweden and the United States

Autor/a: HAUALAND, Hilde Maria
Año: 2012
Editorial: FAFO Report, 2012
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-82-7422-943-3
Soporte: Digital


Traducción e Interpretación


This dissertation is the result of a comparative study of video interpreting services in the US, Sweden and Norway. The video interpreting service, which primarily is targeted at people who use sign language in three countries, appears the same in the moment it is performed, but serves widely different political goals. By exploring the interplay between disability rights, political ideals and technical and organizational solutions (based on a multisited fieldwork in the three countries), the dissertation shows that a service that appears the same across different countries, may distribute widely different rights, opportunities and roles to the involved actors. The analysis is based on multisited fieldwork in the three countries from 2006-2010, and the research material includes interviews with a wide range of actors involved in providing, using and regulating the services, public documents (on paper and online) and notes from participant observation. The dissertation contains three articles (“Interpreted Ideals and Relayed Rights” (published in Disability Studies Quarterly, 2011), “Calls for Inclusion or Redialing Exclusion” (Accepted for publishing in Ethnos), “Scripts of Video Interpreting” (in process of submission), and a theoretical and methodological discussion framing the analysis in the articles.