John Docker


John Docker is a well-known literary and cultural critic, and public intellectual.

He has written on contemporary theories of culture, identity, and diaspora; Orientalism and exoticism; monotheism and polytheism; and genocide in relation to both the Enlightenment and settler colonialism.

His most recent books are 1492: The Poetics of Diaspora (2001) and, with Ann Curthoys, Is History Fiction? (2005).


The challenge of genocide

EssayTHE HOLOCAUST CONTINUES to pose a challenge to history. In History, Memory and Mass Atrocity (Vallentine Mitchell, 2006), Holocaust historian Dan Stone argues against approaches that suggest the mass murder of the Jews was carried out in a bureaucratic...

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