Dr Eamonn Slater

Sociology

Senior Lecturer

Auxilia House
2.3
(01) 708 3796

Biography

Please see my personal website at: https://www.irishmetabolicrifts.com/

‘The concrete is concrete because it is the concentration of many determinations, hence the unity of the diverse’. (Marx – Grundrisse)

This website is concerned with an attempt to reconstitute the conceptual work of Marx and Engels on Ireland and specifically their endeavors to understand the complex relationships that existed between society and nature in this Irish social formation.To do this, I want to focus on the presence of the concept of the metabolic rift, which John Bellamy Foster has recently attributed to Marx, within their Irish writings. I believe it is a critical theoretical microscope that allows us to examine the complex fluid interconnections that exists between nature and society. The forensic ability of the metabolic rift is achieved by its double form (Marx), in which the organic forms of nature metabolize with the social form that is especially prevalent in the social process of cultivation. However, I also have applied the concept of the metabolic rift to help explore the essential structure of the contemporary suburban front garden in three articles. In this section, I hope to display the versality of the concept beyond agricultural cultivation.Finally, I want to demonstrate that the metabolic rift within the writings of Marx and Engels is not exclusively confined to the Irish soil structure but also manifests itself in the individual metabolisms of the peasantry and the Irish population as a whole (work in progress).

Books

  Year Publication
2000 Memories of the Present. Ireland 1997-98.
(2000) Memories of the Present. Ireland 1997-98. : Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
1998 Encounters with Modern Ireland. A Sociological Chronicle 1995-96.
(1998) Encounters with Modern Ireland. A Sociological Chronicle 1995-96. : Institute of Public Administration. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2009 'The hidden landscape aesthetic of the Quiet Man'
Dr Eamonn Slater (2009) 'The hidden landscape aesthetic of the Quiet Man' In: The Quiet Man ...and Beyond. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
2006 'The ‘Lugly’ M50'
Slater, E. (2006) 'The ‘Lugly’ M50' In: Uncertain Ireland A sociological chronicle 2003-2004. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2005 'Colonialism, Feudalism and the Mode of Production in Nineteenth Century Ireland'
Slater, E. (2005) 'Colonialism, Feudalism and the Mode of Production in Nineteenth Century Ireland' In: Was Ireland A Colony? The Persistence of the Colonial Condition in the Irish Nineteenth Century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2005 'Political Economy before and after the Famine'
Slater, E., McDonough, T. and Boylan, T. (2005) 'Political Economy before and after the Famine' In: Was Ireland A Colony? The Persistence of the Colonial Condition in the Irish Nineteenth Century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2003 'Constructing an Exotic ‘Stroll’ through Irish Heritage: The Aran Island Heritage Centre'
Slater, E. (2003) 'Constructing an Exotic ‘Stroll’ through Irish Heritage: The Aran Island Heritage Centre' In: Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity. Channel View Publications. [Details]
2003 'The Tyranny of the Picturesque “Falls on the Living and the Dead”: The Politics of Reading Irish Landscape'
Slater, E. (2003) 'The Tyranny of the Picturesque “Falls on the Living and the Dead”: The Politics of Reading Irish Landscape' In: Language, Landscape and the Imagination in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Coisceim. [Details]
2002 'The Western Periphery: Irish Agriculture and the Irish Economy in the Nineteenth Century’, with Terrence McDonough'
Slater, E. and McDonough, T. (2002) 'The Western Periphery: Irish Agriculture and the Irish Economy in the Nineteenth Century’, with Terrence McDonough' In: Economic Thought and Policy in Less Developed Europe: The Nineteenth Century. Routledge. [Details]
2000 'The Archaeology of Irish Golfscapes'
Slater, E. (2000) 'The Archaeology of Irish Golfscapes' In: Memories of the Present, A Sociological Chronicle, 1997-1998. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2000 'When the Local goes Global'
Slater, E. (2000) 'When the Local goes Global' In: Memories of the Present, A Sociological Chronicle, 1997-1998. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
1998 'Introduction: Becoming an Irish Flaneur'
Slater, E. (1998) 'Introduction: Becoming an Irish Flaneur' In: Encounters with Modern Ireland, A Sociological Chronicle, 1995-1996. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
1998 'Dependent Rugby'
Slater, E. (1998) 'Dependent Rugby' In: Encounters with Modern Ireland, A Sociological Chronicle, 1995-1996. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
1998 'The Lure of Colour: Villagescapes of the West of Ireland'
Slater, E. (1998) 'The Lure of Colour: Villagescapes of the West of Ireland' In: Encounters with Modern Ireland, A Sociological Chronicle, 1995-1996. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'The Sprawling Global Lawns of the Emerald Isle: A Dialectical Unfolding'
Dr Eamonn Slater (2013) 'The Sprawling Global Lawns of the Emerald Isle: A Dialectical Unfolding'. To be added, 5 :1-21 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Marx on nineteenth-century colonial Ireland: analysing colonialism as a dynamic process'
Dr Eamonn Slater Prof. Terrence McDonough (2008) 'Marx on nineteenth-century colonial Ireland: analysing colonialism as a dynamic process'. Irish Historical Studies, xxxvi :153-172 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Reconstructing ‘Nature’ as a Picturesque Theme Park: The colonial case of Ireland'
Slater, E. (2007) 'Reconstructing ‘Nature’ as a Picturesque Theme Park: The colonial case of Ireland'. 5 :231-245 [IR Link] [Details]
1994 'Bulwark of Landlordism and Capitalism: The Dynamics of Feudalism in Nineteenth Century Ireland'
Slater, E. (1994) 'Bulwark of Landlordism and Capitalism: The Dynamics of Feudalism in Nineteenth Century Ireland'. Research in Political Economy, 14 :63-119 [Details]
1993 'Contested Terrain: Differing Interpretations of Co.Wicklow’s Landscape'
Slater, E. (1993) 'Contested Terrain: Differing Interpretations of Co.Wicklow’s Landscape'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 3 :23-55 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2001 Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop.
(2001) Interpretive Political Social Analysis Workshop. Allihies, Co. Cork , 06-JAN-01 - 06-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 Anthropological Association of Ireland Conference.
(2001) Anthropological Association of Ireland Conference. N.U.I., Maynooth, Co. Kildare , 12-JAN-01 - 12-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 Culture and Photography Lecture Series.
(2001) Culture and Photography Lecture Series. Allihies, Co. Cork , 02-JAN-01 - 02-JAN-01 [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2009 The postcolonial landscape aesthetic of the Quiet Man.
Slater, E. (2009) The postcolonial landscape aesthetic of the Quiet Man. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2009 The Ecological Dynamics of the Rundale Agrarian Commune.
Slater, E. and Flaherty, E. (2009) The Ecological Dynamics of the Rundale Agrarian Commune. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2008 Marx on 19 th Century Colonial Ireland: Analyzing Colonialism beyond Dependency Theory.
Slater, E. and McDonough, T. (2008) Marx on 19 th Century Colonial Ireland: Analyzing Colonialism beyond Dependency Theory. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Reconstructing ‘nature’ as a picturesque theme park: the colonial case of Ireland.
Slater, E. (2007) Reconstructing ‘nature’ as a picturesque theme park: the colonial case of Ireland. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]