What is 'Translation'?

@article{Freeman2009WhatI,
  title={What is 'Translation'?},
  author={R. Freeman},
  journal={Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={429-447}
}
  • R. Freeman
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
What is 'translation', and how might it help us think differently about knowledge transfer and exchange? The purpose of this paper is to set out, for policy makers and practitioners, the theoretical and conceptual resources translation holds and seems to represent; it begins by recasting research, policy and practice themselves as instances of translation. It explores understandings of translation in literature and linguistics and in the sociology of science and technology, developing them in… Expand
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