Abstract or Introduction
In the last few decades, the world has experienced unprecedented globalization, which, for translators, offers a host of opportunities. It is one of the key elements of our profession to make foreign material accessible to a culture that could otherwise not enjoy it. And the demand has been soaring! Modern technology has revolutionized people’s self-conception by making them more aware of their international neighbors. Accordingly, businesses want to sell their products beyond national borders, medical studies are conducted on global scales, best-selling novels like the Harry Potter Series are translated into dozens of languages and turned into movies within just a few years of their publication. Translation is a driving force in this new cultural landscape.
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- Rene Fassbender (Author), 2010, Translations, Culture and Power Relations. Aspects of Modern Globalization, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/437378