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 extensive box of analysis within the previous few years. This quantity offers with vital questions of the recent area and goals to give a contribution to the conceptualisation of a normal sociology of translation. Interdisciplinary in method, it discusses the position of significant representatives of sociology like Pierre Bourdieu, Bruno Latour, Bernard Lahire, Anthony Giddens or Niklas Luhmann in constructing a theoretical framework for a sociology of translation. Drawing on methodologies from sociology and integrating them into translation stories, the e-book questions the various demonstrated different types during this self-discipline and demands a redefinition of long-assumed rules. The contributions convey the social involvement of translation in quite a few fields and concentration specially at the translator’s place in an rising sociology of translation, Bourdieu’s effect in conceptualising this new sub-discipline, methodological questions and a sociologically orientated meta-discussion of translation reviews.

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Whether or not these new tenets will also have an impact on the many codes of ethics which are currently being written, depends less on intellectual reflection and a thorough analysis of the different communicative settings and situations than on the definition of roles and functions of interpreters and translators on one hand, and the negotiation of meaning between all interactants, their agents and agencies in the social field of translation on the other. The sociological turn in translation studies in the late 1990s completes the circle, which began with the exclusion of the real translators and the cognitive, cultural and social resources they brought to the translation task.

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For example, the conquerors with the conquered, the colonial masters with the colonised, the generals with the soldiers. In these contexts, translators are typically slaves and prisoners of war or lowly scribes and subaltern officials in the service of feudal lords and colonial masters. This typical correlation between translation activities and the bilingual potential of a society and its elites can be overturned by ideological factors. As the nonGerman speaking peoples as the Slovenes and the Croats in the Austro-Hungarian Empire developed their national ideologies, at first the more prestigious literary genres were not translated into the national languages.

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