Constructing a Sociology of Translation

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Michaela Wolf, Alexandra Fukari
John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 226 pages
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The view of translation as a socially regulated activity has opened up a broad field of research in the last few years. This volume deals with central questions of the new domain and aims to contribute to the conceptualisation of a general sociology of translation. Interdisciplinary in approach, it discusses the role of major representatives of sociology like Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Bernard Lahire, Anthony Giddens or Niklas Luhmann in establishing a theoretical framework for a sociology of translation. Drawing on methodologies from sociology and integrating them into translation studies, the book questions some of the established categories in this discipline and calls for a redefinition of long-assumed principles. The contributions show the social involvement of translation in various fields and focus especially on the translator s position in an emerging sociology of translation, Bourdieu s influence in conceptualising this new sub-discipline, methodological questions and a sociologically oriented meta-discussion of translation studies.
 

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Contents

The emergence of a sociology of translation
1
Priests princes and pariahs Constructing the professional field
39
Translation irritation and resonance
57
Objectivation reflexivite et traduction Pour une relecture bourdieusienne
79
Outline for a sociology of translation Current issues and future prospects
93
The location of the translation field Negotiating borderlines between
109
Locating systems and individuals in translation studies
123
Translations in the making
135
Bridge concepts in translation sociology
171
Overview
185
Y atil place pour une sociotraductologie?
205
Notes on contributors
219
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