A missing link in Itamar Even-Zohar's theoretical thinking

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-148
Journal / PublicationTarget
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

According to Itamar Even-Zohar, for a large social entity to be maintained, a culture repertoire must be invented to create internal cohesion and external differentiation, and from this repertoire certain items are chosen to build a collective identity. In contrast, imported items, if regarded as threats to this identity, may meet with resistance. This theory may shed light on Even-Zohar's hypotheses that the "normal" position assumed by translated literature in the literary polysystem tends to be a peripheral one, and that translation tends towards acceptability when it is at the periphery. © John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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  • Acceptability, Adequacy, Centre, Cohesion, Culture repertoire, Periphery, Polysystem, Resistance, Translated literature

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A missing link in Itamar Even-Zohar's theoretical thinking. / Chang, Nam Fung.
In: Target, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2008, p. 135-148.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review