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Between Assimilation and Accommodation: Migration and Translation Policies in Post-Communist Romania

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Author(s): Oana Surugiu

Journal: Sfera Politicii
ISSN 1221-6720

Volume: 19;
Issue: 166 (12);
Start page: 56;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: inward/outward migration | translation assimilation/ translation accommodation | minor/ major languages | power relations | central/ peripheral languages

ABSTRACT
The changing transnational relations following the European integration and the process of globalization urge us to look at translations from a broader sociological perspective. Both the European integration and globalization seem to have greatly affected the inequalities between languages and the translation ratios in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Therefore, this paper aims to discuss the situation of the Romanian writers’ “export” abroad, i.e. the translation policies operating in post-accession Romania as an instance of migration on the literary book market.

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