"Translating Culture, Negotiating Difference:
Religion, Law, and Business"
Conference sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Studies
Saint Louis University
March 28 - March 29, 2014The concept of cultural translation, popularized by anthropologists Bronislaw Malinowski and Edward Evans-Pritchard, intimates that negotiating cultural difference is analogous to learning a foreign language. The metaphor retains its usefulness today in that it points to the possibility, but also the problems, of communication in an increasingly interconnected world: assumptions, miscommunication, and the incommensurability of epistemological categories. The conference seeks to put a magnifying glass to them by focusing on three areas of international activity that involve cultural translation: religion, law, and business. Our hope is that a comparative perspective on their distinctive ways of resolving these issues would offer new insights.
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