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American Sociological Association Style Guide

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide

Translated Book: Preferred

(ASA Style Guide 2014 appendix p. 106)

In-Text

Model

(Last name year:page number)

Example

(Escarpit 1965:14)

Reference

Model

Author last, first. Year of publication. Name of Publication (italicized). Translated by FI. MI. Last. Location of publisher: Publisher's Name.

Example

Escarpit, Robert. 1965. Sociology of Literature. Translated by E. Pick. Painesville, OH: Lake Erie College Press.

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Helpful Hints

If the author has a middle name, it is included after their first name.

If the location of the publisher is well known and clear with only the city or if the state name is included in the publisher name, the state abbreviation is not needed. This is the case for publishers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Translated Book: Secondary

(ASA Style Guide 2014 p. 106)

In-Text

Model

(Last name year:page number)

Example

(Pick 1965:16)

Reference

Model

Translator last, first, trans. Year of publication. Name of Publication (italicized). Location of publisher: Publisher's Name.

Example

Adams, Robert M., trans. 1977. The Prince: a New Translation, Backgrounds, Interpretations, Peripherica. New York: Norton.

Helpful Hint

This approach makes most sense when you want to emphasize the role of the translator - i.e, a recent translator of an ancient text rather than an older translator/translation.

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