行动者网络理论的“翻译”模式与铭文概念及其对社会翻译学研究的意义

Translated title of the contribution: Modes of ‘Translation’, Inscription, Research Methods of Actor-network Theory, and Their Implications to Sociological Studies on Translation

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Abstract

行动者网络理论一直处于不断的发展中,理论内涵丰富,且存在着不同的支派;不同学者或同一学者在不同时期,对某些概念的解释并不完全一致。掌握行动者网络理论,科学地整合其中的概念,将它们系统地应用于翻译研究中,能给翻译研究带来许多创新性的启示与研究发现。本文主要围绕行动者网络理论中的利益翻译ANT模式及铭文两个概念展开讨论;同时,在系统地介绍这两个概念的基础上,分析它们能为翻译研究带来哪些新的研究问题、方向或视角,以及未来可能对翻译研究产生的影响。

Scholars have been borrowing from Sociology some theories, concepts, and methods in their research into translation, and with some positive outcomes. In case of the application of Actor-Networking Theory (ANT), however, the situation is not quite satisfactory. Comparing to other sociological approaches to translation, the Bourdieusian approach in particular, ANT has not been fully understood and adequately applied. Rich in meaning, and with different theoretical branches and interpretations of some of its concepts, ANT is still in the process of development. It requires researchers in Translation Studies to grasp the very meaning of ANT, and to apply integrated, or tailored if necessary, concepts of ANT in a systematic manner according to the needs of translation research. Based on a discussion of two ANT terms, i.e., the modes of translatingANT interests and inscription, as well as methods in ANT-guided research, this article moves on to analyse what new research questions, and research directions or perspectives could they bring to Translation Studies, which may in turn make impacts on the latter.
Translated title of the contributionModes of ‘Translation’, Inscription, Research Methods of Actor-network Theory, and Their Implications to Sociological Studies on Translation
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
Journal外语研究
Volume2022
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

本文为香港理工大学博士后基金项目 “Translation in the Production of Knowledge: How Translators in Contemporary China Network to Promote Understanding of Ethnic Issues”(编号:P0033916/ZZLH)的阶段性成果。

Keywords

  • Actor-network theory (ANT)
  • translatingANT interests
  • inscription
  • methodology
  • sociology of translation
  • 行动者网络理论 (ANT)
  • 利益翻译 ANT 模式
  • 铭文
  • 社会翻译学

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