Foucault, White, and the Linguistic Turn in Western Historiography

History in Action 6(1) pp1-12, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2019

Date Written: January 17, 2019

Abstract

The Linguistic Turn was an important intellectual development in the late 20th Century, and one that continues to have purchase in the early 21st century. This paper outlines the various critiques in this branch of historiography by giving special attention to methods of Hayden White and Michel Foucault as they argue about the kinds of ‘explanatory effects’ and ‘creative disorderings’ historical study can offer.

Keywords: Historiography, Post-Structuralism, Foucault, Hayden White

Suggested Citation

Timcke, Scott, Foucault, White, and the Linguistic Turn in Western Historiography (January 17, 2019). History in Action 6(1) pp1-12, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3317621

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