Translation and institutions

Authored by: Christina Schäffner

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138657564
eBook ISBN: 9781315621289
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Translation has increasingly been investigated as a situated practice, with attention being paid to the processes, agents, and settings in which translations are produced. This interest in the socio-cultural contexts of the production, dissemination and reception of translation has also led to a growing awareness that this situated practice is, to a greater or lesser extent, an institutionalized practice. This characterisation requires a definition of ‘institution’ in order to specify the research into translation in institutions.

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