Article published In:Translation and the Formation of Collectivities: Special issue of Translation in Society 2:1 (2023)
Edited by Dilek Dizdar and Tomasz Rozmysłowicz
[Translation in Society 2:1] 2023
► pp. 96–118
On the basis of a critical approach to the concept of ‘social exclusion,’ this contribution explores the intersections between translation theory and social theory by offering a conceptual framework to study the impact of translation and interpreting in exclusion and inclusion processes. It examines the case of a migrants’ translation rights movement that took place in Lavapiés (Madrid, Spain) during the Covid-19 pandemic that sought to provide – and demand – medical interpreting in healthcare centers and other public areas. The article gives some insights into the complexities of the role of translation and interpreting as an inclusive practice in the context of a pandemic.