Article published in:Border Crossings: Translation Studies and other disciplines
Edited by Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer
[Benjamins Translation Library 126] 2016
► pp. 117–140
Sociology and translation studies
Two disciplines meeting
This chapter presents a collaboration between a sociologist and a translation scholar. Reflecting on the transdisciplinarity of translation and interpreting studies, the authors highlight differences, similarities and connections between this ‘interdiscipline’ and sociology. It starts with a record of the relationships between sociology and translation studies, moving to a reflection on the relationship between research and practice, then it focuses on social constructivism as a potential bridge. In particular, it analyses the contributions of actor-network theory and social systems theory. The chapter culminates with the question of the combinability of social theories.
Keywords: actor-network theory, agency, interpreter-mediated interaction, social systems theory, socio-constructivism, transdisciplinarity
Published online: 14 September 2016
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