By Rakefet Sela-Sheffy & Gideon Toury, editors
To talk of “Culture Contacts and the Making of Cultures” is in truth to talk about the basic methods during which cultures are shaped and maintained. there's a seeming contradiction among those agendas of inquiry: whereas “the making of cultures” conjures up the research of focused efforts invested within the production of discrete social entities via marked cultural obstacles, “culture contacts” demands the hunt of the fluidity of such entities and the consistent complicated move and alternate among them. yet after all, it's the interaction among the 2 forces that underlie cultural dynamics in no matter what social environment, from (what appear to be) the main rigidly closed and “uncontaminated” ones to people who appear super heterogeneous and unsettled. it's the realizing of this multifaceted tradition dynamics because the equipment that makes social worlds going which has been the driver of Itamar Even-Zohar’s life-long scholarly undertaking, to which he has been dedicating his highbrow paintings for over 40 years, in concept in addition to a protracted sequence of case reports. Encompassing wisdom of such a lot of varied cultures, their languages, histories and daily practices, from medieval Scandinavian and Russian conversing territories, via smooth nationwide Hebrew, Italian or Iberian cultures, to fresh advancements in modern Iceland and Newfoundland, Even-Zohar has accrued vastly diversified facts, all of which underlie his large theoretical view of such techniques of socio-cultural formation, swap, consolidation or disintegration. This quantity of papers by means of Even-Zohar’s colleagues is an expression of the range of his paintings. [Rakefet Sela-Sheffy, “Introduction”]
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