Translation Theory and Development Studies: A Complexity Theory Approach

1st Edition

Kobus Marais

Routledge
Published July 16, 2015
Reference - 232 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138940819 - CAT# Y204723
Series: Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Summary

This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section’s argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others, complex translational interactions amongst individuals. It will do so by conceptualising translation from a complexity and emergence point of view and relating this view on emergent semiotics to some of the most recent social research. It will further fulfill its aims by providing empirical data from the South African context concerning the relationship between translation and development. The book intends to be interdisciplinary in nature and to foster interdisciplinary research and dialogue by relating the newest trends in translation theory, i.e. agency theory in the sociology of translation, to development theory within sociology. Data in the volume will be drawn from fields that have received very little if any attention in translation studies, i.e. local economic development, the knowledge economy and the informal economy.

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