Online ISSN: 2221-7886

Volume 6, Number 1 (2018) :
Editor: Michael Toussaint
Foucault, White and the 'Linguistic turn' in Western Historiography
Scott Timcke

The linguistic turn constituted an important intellectual development in the late nineteenth century and is one that continues to have purchase in the early twenty- first century. This article outlines the various critiques in this branch of historiography by giving special attention to the methods of Hayden White and Michel Foucault as they argued about the kinds of 'explanatory effects' and 'creative disorderings' historical study can offer.