[Humanist] 26.890 the turn turn

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 19 09:11:48 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 890.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:31:03 -0400 (EDT)
        From: drwender at aol.com
        Subject: Re:  26.859 the turn turn
        In-Reply-To: <8CFF2470DEF607D-228C-241B6 at webmail-m131.sysops.aol.com>

> ... I wonder first when this habit began with reference to 
> disciplinary inclinations and whether anyone has done the homework and 
> written about it. 

 I guess 'turn' was coming up as alternative to hitherto 'paradigm 
shift', abundantly used in the 1970's. Maybe the success of the
new term was based on the feeling that in humanities 'paradigm' 
might be too euphemistic?

Best regards,


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