Sociology and translation studies
This chapter presents a collaboration between a sociologist and a translationscholar. Reflecting on the transdisciplinarity of translation and interpretingstudies, the authors highlight differences, similarities and connections betweenthis ‘interdiscipline’ and sociology. It starts with a record of the relationshipsbetween sociology and translation studies, moving to a reflection on the relationshipbetween research and practice, then it focuses on social constructivismas a potential bridge. In particular, it analyses the contributions of actor-networktheory and social systems theory. The chapter culminates with thequestion of the combinability of social theories.