Dr A. Jamie Saris

Anthropology, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. NIRSA

Senior Lecturer

Rowan House
AN2.16
(01) 7083983

Biography

Medical Anthropology (including Global Health), Anthropology of Europe (particularly Ireland), Psychological Anthropology (with a focus on Major Mental Illnesses and Addiction), Anthropological History, Anthropological Analyses of Space, Anthropological Theory, Urban Anthropology and structural violence issues in European cities, Cultural and political issues around HIV treatment.

Research Interests

Medical Anthropology (including Global Health), Anthropology of Europe (particularly Ireland), Psychological Anthropology (with a focus on Major Mental Illnesses and Addiction), Anthropological History, Anthropological Analyses of Space, Anthropological Theory, Urban Anthropology and structural violence issues in European cities, Cultural and political issues around HIV treatment.

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Debating Authenticity: Anthropological Explorations of Experiences, Objects and Expertises.
Fillitz, T., Saris A.J., and Streissler, A. (2013) Debating Authenticity: Anthropological Explorations of Experiences, Objects and Expertises. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Pharmacology'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2014) 'Pharmacology' In: Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Blackwell. [Details]
2013 'Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction' In: Addiction Trajectories. Duke University Press. [Details]
2013 'Revisiting “Culture, Genuine and Spurious”: Reflections on Icon and Politics in Ireland'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Revisiting “Culture, Genuine and Spurious”: Reflections on Icon and Politics in Ireland' In: Debating Authenticity: Concepts of Modernity in Anthropological Perspective. Berghahn Books. [Details]
2011 'The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients'
Saris, A. Jamie (2011) 'The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients' In: Pharmaceutical Self and Imaginary: Psychopharmacology in a Globalizing World. New Mexico, USA: School of Advanced Research (SAR). [Details]
2008 'Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland'
A.J. Saris (2008) 'Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland' In: Postcolonial Disorders. [Details]
2000 'Imagining Ireland in the Great Exhibition of 1853'
A.J. Saris (2000) 'Imagining Ireland in the Great Exhibition of 1853' In: Ireland in the Nineteenth-Century: Regional Identity. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2000 'The culture of protest in West Dublin'
Saris, A.J. and Bartley, B. (2000) 'The culture of protest in West Dublin' In: Memories of the Present: Ireland 1997-1998. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
2000 'Horses and the Culture of Protest In West Dublin'
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley et al. (2000) 'Horses and the Culture of Protest In West Dublin' In: Remembering the Present: Irish Sociological Chronicals, Volume II. Dublin: Institute for Public Administration. [Details]
1999 'Social Exclusion and Cherry Orchard: A Hidden Side of Suburban Dublin'
Bartley, B. and Saris, A.J. (1999) 'Social Exclusion and Cherry Orchard: A Hidden Side of Suburban Dublin' In: Dublin: Contemporary Trends and Issues for the 21st Century. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland. [Details]
1997 'The Asylum in Ireland: A Brief Institutional History and Some Local Effects'
A.J. Saris (1997) 'The Asylum in Ireland: A Brief Institutional History and Some Local Effects' In: The Sociology of Health and Illness In Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
1996
A.J. Saris (1996) In: World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'Studying Suicide in Modern Ireland: New Directions and Old Conundrums'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Studying Suicide in Modern Ireland: New Directions and Old Conundrums'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 15 :6-7 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Comment on Low, Setha and Sally Engle Merry, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas.”'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2010) 'Comment on Low, Setha and Sally Engle Merry, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas.”'. Current Anthropology, 51 :S218-S219 [Details]
2010 'Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of ARVs in the Social Imagination of South African Carers'
Dr A. Jamie Saris, Fiona Larkan and Brian Van Wyk (2010) 'Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of ARVs in the Social Imagination of South African Carers'. To be added, African Sociological Review. 14 :62-73 [Details]
2009 'Prevalence Rates and Comparisons of Obesity Levels in Ireland'
Barron C. Comiskey C., and Saris, A.J. (2009) 'Prevalence Rates and Comparisons of Obesity Levels in Ireland'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING, 18 :799-803 [Details]
2008 'An Uncertain Dominion: Irish Psychiatry, Methadone, and the Treatment of Opiate Abuse'
A.J. Saris (2008) 'An Uncertain Dominion: Irish Psychiatry, Methadone, and the Treatment of Opiate Abuse'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 32 :259-277 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Culture, Inequality, and the Bureaucratic Imagination: States and Subjects For a New Millennium'
A.J. Saris (2007) 'Culture, Inequality, and the Bureaucratic Imagination: States and Subjects For a New Millennium'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 10 :54-60 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Free Will and the Clockwork of Anarchy” Comment on Strauss, Claudia, “Blaming For Columbine: Conceptions of Agency In The Contemporary United States.” Current Anthropology'
A.J. Saris (2007) 'Free Will and the Clockwork of Anarchy” Comment on Strauss, Claudia, “Blaming For Columbine: Conceptions of Agency In The Contemporary United States.” Current Anthropology'. Current Anthropology, 48 :807-832 [Details]
2007 'Estimating the Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland and the Implications for the Criminal Justice System.” Probation Journal. 54(1):22-35'
C. Comiskey, A.J. Saris, and J. Pugh (2007) 'Estimating the Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland and the Implications for the Criminal Justice System.” Probation Journal. 54(1):22-35'. PROBATION JOURNAL, 54 :22-35 [Details]
2007 'Enshrining Vietnamese-Irish Lives'
M. Maguire and A.J. Saris (2007) 'Enshrining Vietnamese-Irish Lives'. ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 23 :9-12 [Details]
2006 'Crashing Into the Ethnic Pentagon: Reflections on Race and Culture in the New Ireland'
A.J. Saris (2006) 'Crashing Into the Ethnic Pentagon: Reflections on Race and Culture in the New Ireland'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 9 :18-26 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Reconsiderando los Estereotipos: Imágenes de Irracionalidad en la Obra del Columnista del Irish Times, John Waters. [Rethinking Stereotypes: Images of Irrationality in the Work of the Irish Times Columnist, John Waters]'
A.J. Saris (2005) 'Reconsiderando los Estereotipos: Imágenes de Irracionalidad en la Obra del Columnista del Irish Times, John Waters. [Rethinking Stereotypes: Images of Irrationality in the Work of the Irish Times Columnist, John Waters]'. REVISITA DE ANTHROPOLOGIA SOCIAL, 14 :281-309 [Details]
2004 'Once Were Positivists: A Reply to Aya'
A.J. Saris (2004) 'Once Were Positivists: A Reply to Aya'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 13 :42-45 [Details]
2004 'Prison and Empire: Archipelagoes of Confinement and the New World Order'
A.J. Saris (2004) 'Prison and Empire: Archipelagoes of Confinement and the New World Order'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VII :69-82 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Culture and the State: Institutionalising 'the Underclass' in the New Ireland'
Saris A.J., Bartley B., Kierans C., Walsh C., McCormack P. (2002) 'Culture and the State: Institutionalising 'the Underclass' in the New Ireland'. CITY, 6 :167-191 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'The Arts of Memory: Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin 'Underclass' Housing Estate'
A.J. Saris, and B. Bartley (2002) 'The Arts of Memory: Icon and Structural Violence in a Dublin 'Underclass' Housing Estate'. ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 18 :18-19 [Details]
2000 'Culture and History in the Half-Way House: Ethnography, Tradition, and the Rural Middle Class in the West of Ireland'
A.J. Saris (2000) 'Culture and History in the Half-Way House: Ethnography, Tradition, and the Rural Middle Class in the West of Ireland'. Journal of Historical Sociology, 13 :10-36 [Details]
1999 'Introduction Culture, Space and Representation'
A.J. Saris (1999) 'Introduction Culture, Space and Representation'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 4 :1-6 [Details]
1999 'Producing Persons and Developing Institutions in Rural Ireland'
A.J. Saris (1999) 'Producing Persons and Developing Institutions in Rural Ireland'. American Ethnologist, 26 :690-710 [Details]
1996 'Mad Kings, Proper Houses, and an Asylum in Rural Ireland'
A.J. Saris (1996) 'Mad Kings, Proper Houses, and an Asylum in Rural Ireland'. AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, 98 :539-554 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Multiple Personality, Cultural Anthropology, and the Concept of Self in the Psychological and Religious Thinking of William James'
A.J. Saris (1996) 'Multiple Personality, Cultural Anthropology, and the Concept of Self in the Psychological and Religious Thinking of William James'. Anthropology Ireland, 5 :2-17 [Details]
1994 'Telling Stories: Life Histories, Illness Narratives, and Institutional Landscape'
A.J. Saris (1994) 'Telling Stories: Life Histories, Illness Narratives, and Institutional Landscape'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 18 :115-133 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1990 'Perceptions and Problems: Cultural Assumptions about Schizophrenia'
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1990) 'Perceptions and Problems: Cultural Assumptions about Schizophrenia' Bulletin of the Schizophrenia Association of Ireland, 14 :9-12. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2010 Barriers to Access and Adherence to ARVs
Larkan, F. and Saris, A. J. and Van Wyk, B. and Ramela, T. and Stevens, P. (2010) Barriers to Access and Adherence to ARVs 2010 Inaugural Regional Conference for Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
Invited Lecture to the Anthropology Department, the School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Bus.
Invited Lecture to the Anthropology Department, the School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Bus. . [Details]
'History and the Politics of Desire: Nostalgic Futures Across the New Europe' American Anthropologic.
'History and the Politics of Desire: Nostalgic Futures Across the New Europe' American Anthropologic. Chicago, IL, USA . [Details]
'The Culture and Politics of Psychiatric Care: Language. Power and Changing Institutions.' American.
'The Culture and Politics of Psychiatric Care: Language. Power and Changing Institutions.' American. . [Details]
Invited lecture at the Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine,.
Invited lecture at the Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of Social Medicine,. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA . [Details]
The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series.
The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series. NUI Maynooth . [Details]
Anthropology and Journalism.
Anthropology and Journalism. Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
Invited Lecture to the Health Services Management Programme, College Of Surgeons, Ireland.
Invited Lecture to the Health Services Management Programme, College Of Surgeons, Ireland. . [Details]
'Representations and Self-Representations of Indigenous People: Essays in Honor of Raymond D. Fogels.
'Representations and Self-Representations of Indigenous People: Essays in Honor of Raymond D. Fogels. . [Details]
'Articulating the State: Writers and the Nation.' American Anthropological Association.
'Articulating the State: Writers and the Nation.' American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC, USA . [Details]
Faculty of Arts Roundtable Debate, 'The Humanities in Crisis?'.
Faculty of Arts Roundtable Debate, 'The Humanities in Crisis?'. NUI Maynooth . [Details]
The Social Medicine Seminar Series.
The Social Medicine Seminar Series. Dept of Social Medicine, Harvard University, USA . [Details]
Invited Lecture to 5th-Year Medical Students, University College, Cork.
Invited Lecture to 5th-Year Medical Students, University College, Cork. . [Details]
Joint meeting of The Eighteenth-Century Society of Ireland and the Oliver Goldsmith Summer School.
Joint meeting of The Eighteenth-Century Society of Ireland and the Oliver Goldsmith Summer School. Ballvmahon, County Longford, Ireland . [Details]
'Regionalism and Nineteenth-Century Ireland.' Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland.
'Regionalism and Nineteenth-Century Ireland.' Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Belfast, Ireland . [Details]
The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series.
The Maynooth Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series. NUI Maynooth . [Details]
The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of social Medicine, Harvard University.
The Social Medicine Seminar Series, Department of social Medicine, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, USA . [Details]
'Where is the Field? Anthropology and the European Union: Problematics and Possibilities' American A.
'Where is the Field? Anthropology and the European Union: Problematics and Possibilities' American A. San Francisco, CA, USA . [Details]
Interpretive Political Sociology.
Interpretive Political Sociology. Allihies, County Cork . [Details]
Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation.
Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation. Dublin Business School, Dublin . [Details]
'Urban Action and the politics of Economic Change.' American Anthropological Association.
'Urban Action and the politics of Economic Change.' American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA . [Details]
Paper presented at the lent of Sociology, University College, Cork, Ireland.
Paper presented at the lent of Sociology, University College, Cork, Ireland. . [Details]
'Ethnography and National Tradition in Europe.' American Anthropological Association.
'Ethnography and National Tradition in Europe.' American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA, USA . [Details]
Annual Meeting ot the American Conference of Irish Studies.
Annual Meeting ot the American Conference of Irish Studies. Queens University, Belfast, Ireland . [Details]
Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation.
Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation. Dublin Business School, Dublin . [Details]
Invited lecture to the Anthropology Department, The School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Bu.
Invited lecture to the Anthropology Department, The School of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Bu. LSB, Dublin . [Details]
Anthropology Department, LSB.
Anthropology Department, LSB. Dublin . [Details]
Lecture to the Department of Tropical Medicine, The Postgraduate Diploma in International Health, Co.
Lecture to the Department of Tropical Medicine, The Postgraduate Diploma in International Health, Co. College of Surgeons, Ireland . [Details]
Cultural Practices and Cultural Identity: Sociological Contributions to the Understanding of Culture.
Cultural Practices and Cultural Identity: Sociological Contributions to the Understanding of Culture. Westport, Ireland . [Details]
'Anthropology. Colonialism, and Postcolonalism.' Anthropological Association of Ireland.
'Anthropology. Colonialism, and Postcolonalism.' Anthropological Association of Ireland. Maynooth, Ireland . [Details]
2003 'Engaging Imagination', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of Ireland.
(2003) 'Engaging Imagination', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of Ireland. , 19-JUN-03 - 21-JUN-93. [Details]
2002 Department of Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester.
(2002) Department of Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester. Manchester, England , 22-APR-02. [Details]
2002 Combat Poverty.
(2002) Combat Poverty. Dublin, Ireland , 09-JUN-02. [Details]
2002 'Race, Culture, and Interculturalism', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of I.
(2002) 'Race, Culture, and Interculturalism', at the Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of I. , 08-JUN-02 - 09-JUN-02. [Details]
2001 Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation.
B. Bartley (2001) Writing the City: Urban Life in the Era of Globalisation. L.S.B. Dublin , 08-JAN-01 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2004 Review of Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Jenkins, Janis Hunter and Robert Barrett (eds.)).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2004) Review of Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Jenkins, Janis Hunter and Robert Barrett (eds.)). Book Review [Details]
2001 Review of Net Curtains and Closed Doors: Intimacy, Family and Pubic Life in Dublin. (Elizabeth A. Throop).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) Review of Net Curtains and Closed Doors: Intimacy, Family and Pubic Life in Dublin. (Elizabeth A. Throop). Book Review [Details]
2001 Review of Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa. (Johannes Fabian).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) Review of Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa. (Johannes Fabian). Book Review [Details]
1997 Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1997) Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.). Book Review [Details]
1997 Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1997) Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.). Book Review [Details]
1996 Review of Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia (Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1996) Review of Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia (Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs). Book Review [Details]
1994 Review of Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies. (Silverman and Gulliver, eds.).
Dr A. Jamie Saris (1994) Review of Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies. (Silverman and Gulliver, eds.). Book Review [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2012 Understanding Barriers to Access and Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
Dr A. Jamie Saris (with Fiona Larkan, Brian Van Wyk and Field Researchers) (2012) Understanding Barriers to Access and Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
2010 Changing Patterns of Drug Use in the Canal Communities. Final Report. 1 December. Dublin. December.
Saris, A.J., Dr Fiona O' Reilly, and Field Researchers (2010) Changing Patterns of Drug Use in the Canal Communities. Final Report. 1 December. Dublin. December. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
2005 A Network Analysis Study, With An In-Depth Interview Component Investigating Opiate Use in Ireland on a Nationwide Basis.
A.J. Saris and C. Comiskey and Field Researchers (2005) A Network Analysis Study, With An In-Depth Interview Component Investigating Opiate Use in Ireland on a Nationwide Basis. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
1999 Life Histories of Drug Users and Drug Use in the Community in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1999) Life Histories of Drug Users and Drug Use in the Community in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
1999 Community Policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1999) Community Policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2001 ''We Go There, and They Come Here: Migrancy and Dislocation Through the Looking Glass of the Tourist Gaze.''.
Cliona O'Carroll (2001) ''We Go There, and They Come Here: Migrancy and Dislocation Through the Looking Glass of the Tourist Gaze.''. University College Cork: Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2008 Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers.
Dr A. Jamie Saris, Mark Maguire and Field Researchers (2008) Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers. Technical Publication [Details]
1998 Social Exclusion and Local Responses: An Ethnographic Study on Two Communities in Ireland.
A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1998) Social Exclusion and Local Responses: An Ethnographic Study on Two Communities in Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]