By Michaela Wolf, Alexandra Fukari

The view of translation as a socially regulated task has spread out a vast box of study 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 normal sociology of translation. Interdisciplinary in procedure, 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 reports, the publication questions a number of the verified different types during this self-discipline and demands a redefinition of long-assumed ideas. The contributions exhibit the social involvement of translation in a variety 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 stories.

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