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
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
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