Constructing a Sociology of Translation (Benjamins by Michaela Wolf, Alexandra Fukari

By Michaela Wolf, Alexandra Fukari

The view of translation as a socially regulated job has spread out a wide box of analysis within the previous couple of years. This quantity offers with principal questions of the hot area and goals to give a contribution to the conceptualisation of a common sociology of translation. Interdisciplinary in procedure, it discusses the function of significant representatives of sociology like Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Bernard Lahire, Anthony Giddens or Niklas Luhmann in setting up a theoretical framework for a sociology of translation. Drawing on methodologies from sociology and integrating them into translation reports, the e-book questions many of the tested different types during this self-discipline and demands a redefinition of long-assumed rules. The contributions convey the social involvement of translation in a number of fields and concentration in particular at the translator’s place in an rising sociology of translation, Bourdieu’s impression in conceptualising this new sub-discipline, methodological questions and a sociologically orientated meta-discussion of translation reports.

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