Volunteer Translation and Altruism in the Context of a Nineteenth-Century Scientific Journal

@article{Olohan2012VolunteerTA,
  title={Volunteer Translation and Altruism in the Context of a Nineteenth-Century Scientific Journal},
  author={Maeve Olohan},
  journal={The Translator},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={193 - 215}
}
Abstract This paper constitutes a first attempt to theorize volunteer translation using behavioural economic models of altruism. It applies the notions of pure and impure altruism to the study of a nineteenth-century journal of scientific translations, Scientific Memoirs. Volunteer translating and editing activities were instrumental in ensuring the commercial survival of that periodical over a 15-year period. A range of motivations may be posited for the volunteer work carried out, from the… Expand
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