Title

Towards a macro-polysystem hypothesis

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Perspectives: Studies in Translatology

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

109

Last Page

123

Abstract

Some scholars who have taken the ‘cultural turn’ have abandoned Even-Zohar’s polysystem theory, which they feel to be limited as a framework for the study of translation in its socio-cultural environment. However, their work seems to have become less systemic and less descriptivistic. Therefore, this article proposes an augmented version of the polysystem hypothesis. In the model proposed the political and the ideological polysystems, each consisting of competing systems, assume central positions in the macro-polysystem of a culture, and issue norms that also influence norms originating from other polysystems. within this system, and that translation activities are governed by norms originating from a variety of polysystems apart from the translational polysystem itself.

DOI

10.1080/0907676X.2000.9961378

Print ISSN

0907676X

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Language

English

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