Gender in translation

Luise von Flotow
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“Gender” as a concept and term that refers to the way different sexes are culturally constructed depending on the time, place and group in which women and men live, entered the field of Translation Studies as an analytical category in the late 1980s. This came in the wake of the many different manifestations of feminism that had developed during the 1960s and 1970s. A number of substantial “translation and gender” books appeared (Simon 1996, Flotow 1997), and many articles. Over the course of the 1990s, the term “gender” acquired broader meanings, integrating issues raised by gay activism, queer theory, and ideas about the discursive performativity of gender. These aspects are now being explored in translation research.

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Further reading

Flotow, Luise von
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