Translational turn

Doris Bachmann-Medick
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The globalization of society demands increased attention to processes of mediation and transfer– between cultures, religions, social groups – in terms of the interactions that make up cultural encounters. Within such scenarios, which demand coping with shifts between different and often even conflicting contexts, translation is a central concern. Translation constitutes an essential medium for global relations of exchange and transformation and is a practice in and by which cultural differences, power imbalances and scopes for action are revealed and enacted.

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