Funny Turns

After a discussion about obscure Google Scholar hits on twitter last night, I just remembered this long list I made a few years ago. If you dig around postmodern/continental stuff long enough you discover there are a lot of Turns. Linguistic turns, rhetorical turns, hermeneutic turns… I never really did figure out what it was all about (potential speedrun question?)

But what are the weirder ones? I previously did this with the ‘X and its Discontents’ snowclone, which was funnier because people use it for very specific things like Newport or the Lawn Chemical Economy. This time it was mostly long boring abstract adjectives, which is maybe why I never published it. Still, here they are…

Linguistic
Postmodern
Hermeneutic
Interpretive
Mobility
Affective
Boy
Pragmatic
Practice
Cultural
Cognitive
Communicative
Corporeal
Complexity
Constructive
Constructivist
Spatial
Social
Sociological
Sociopolitical
Argumentative
Multilingual
Relational
Semantic
Semiotic
Structural
Systemic
Governance
Ontological
Reflexive
Rhetorical
Computational
Digital
Empirical
Ideational
Educational
Postsecular
Spiritual
Ideological
Action
Local
Narrative
Translational
Demotic
Archival
Performative
Deliberative
Iconic
Postcolonial
Decolonial
Territorial
Infrastructure
Intersectional
Neuroscientific
Transnational
Descriptive
Practical
Material
Participatory
Deconstructive
Leaderist
Cosmopolitan
Biographical
Spectral
Qualitative
Moral
Normative
Visual
Theoretical
Curatorial
Evolutionary
Ecological
Algorithmic
Neoliberal
Intercultural
Ethnographic
Consumerist
Geological
Animal

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