Dr A. Jamie Saris

Anthropology, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. NIRSA

Senior Lecturer

Rowan House
AN2.16
(01) 7083983

About

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.

Publications

Journals

  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Studying Suicide in Modern Ireland: New Directions and Old Conundrums'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 15:6 - 7.
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2010) 'Comment on Low, Setha and Sally Engle Merry, “Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas.”'. CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, 51:S218 - S219.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A.J. Saris (2008) 'An Uncertain Dominion: Irish Psychiatry, Methadone, and the Treatment of Opiate Abuse.'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 32:259 - 277. EPRINTS
  • A.J. Saris (2007) 'Culture, Inequality, and the Bureaucratic Imagination: States and Subjects For a New Millennium'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 10:54 - 60. EPRINTS
  • M. Maguire and A.J. Saris (2007) 'Enshrining Vietnamese-Irish Lives'. ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY, 23:9 - 12.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. EPRINTS
  • 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.
  • A.J. Saris (2004) 'Prison and Empire: Archipelagoes of Confinement and the New World Order'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, VII:69 - 82. EPRINTS
  • A.J. Saris (2004) 'Once Were Positivists: A Reply to Aya'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 13:42 - 45.
  • 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. EPRINTS
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A.J. Saris (1999) 'Producing Persons and Developing Institutions in Rural Ireland'. AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST, 26:690 - 710.
  • A.J. Saris (1999) '"Introduction" Culture, Space and Representation'. IRISH JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, 4:1 - 6.
  • A.J. Saris (1996) 'Mad Kings, Proper Houses, and an Asylum in Rural Ireland'. AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, 98:539 - 554. EPRINTS
  • 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.
  • A.J. Saris (1994) 'Telling Stories: Life Histories, Illness Narratives, and Institutional Landscape'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 18:115 - 133.

Books

  • Fillitz, T., Saris A.J., and Streissler, A. (2013) 'Debating Authenticity: Anthropological Explorations of Experiences, Objects and Expertises'. .

Chapters

  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2014) 'Pharmacology'. In: William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.) Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, Blackwell:
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Revisiting “Culture, Genuine and Spurious”: Reflections on Icon and Politics in Ireland'. In: Fillitz, Thomas and A. Jamie Saris (eds.) Debating Authenticity: Concepts of Modernity in Anthropological Perspective, Berghahn Books:
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2013) 'Committed to Will: What’s at Stake for Anthropology in Addiction'. In: Raikhel, Eugene and William Garriot (eds.) Addiction Trajectories, Duke University Press:
  • Saris, A. Jamie (2011) 'The Addicted Self and the Pharmaceutical Self: Ecologies of Will, Information, and Power in Junkies, Addicts, and Patients'. In: Jenkins, Janis (eds.) Pharmaceutical Self and Imaginary: Psychopharmacology in a Globalizing World, School of Advanced Research (SAR): New Mexico, USA.
  • A.J. Saris (2008) 'Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland'. In: M.-J. DelVecchio Good, S.T. Hyde, S.Pinto, and B.J. Good (eds.) Postcolonial Disorders.,
  • A.J. Saris, B. Bartley et al. (2000) 'Horses and the Culture of Protest In West Dublin'. In: Peillon, Michel and Eamonn Slater (eds.) Remembering the Present: Irish Sociological Chronicals, Volume II., Institute for Public Administration: Dublin.
  • A.J. Saris (2000) 'Imagining Ireland in the Great Exhibition of 1853'. In: Hooper, Glen and Leon Litvack (eds.) Ireland in the Nineteenth-Century: Regional Identity., Four Courts Press: Dublin.
  • Saris, A.J. and Bartley, B. (2000) 'The culture of protest in West Dublin'. In: M.Peillon and E. Slater (eds.) Memories of the Present: Ireland 1997-1998, Institute of Public Administration: Dublin.
  • Bartley, B. and Saris, A.J. (1999) 'Social Exclusion and Cherry Orchard: A Hidden Side of Suburban Dublin'. In: J. Killeen and A. MacLaren (eds) (eds.) Dublin: Contemporary Trends and Issues for the 21st Century, Geographical Society of Ireland: Dublin.
  • A.J. Saris (1997) 'The Asylum in Ireland: A Brief Institutional History and Some Local Effects'. In: Cleary, Anne and Margaret P. Tracy (eds.) The Sociology of Health and Illness In Ireland., UCD Press: Dublin.
  • A.J. Saris (1996) In: R. Desiarlais, L. Eisenberg, B. Good, and A. Kleinman (eds.) World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries., Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Review Articles

  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2004) 'Review of Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Jenkins, Janis Hunter and Robert Barrett (eds.))'. CULTURE MEDICINE AND PSYCHIATRY, 28:427 - 429.
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) 'Review of Net Curtains and Closed Doors: Intimacy, Family and Pubic Life in Dublin. (Elizabeth A. Throop)'. AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, 103:45 - 46.
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2001) 'Review of Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa. (Johannes Fabian)'. AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST, 28:692 - 693.
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (1997) 'Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.)'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 7:131 - 134.

Non-peer Review Articles

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

Conferences

  • 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, EPRINTS

Additional Scholarly Contributions

  • 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.'. Health Research Board,
  • 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.'. Canal Communities Local Drugs Task Force,
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris, Mark Maguire and Field Researchers (2008) 'Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers'. Good Practices in the Provision of Services to Asylum Seekers,
  • 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'. Final Report: National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD).,
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (2004) 'Foreword to Differently Irish: A cultural History Exploring 25 Years of Vietnamese-Irish Identity, Maguire, Mark'. Differently Irish: A cultural History Exploring 25 Years of Vietnamese-Irish Identity, Maguire, Mark,
  • 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'. Final Report, submitted to the Ballyfermot Area Partnership,
  • A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1999) 'Community Policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard.'. Final Report, submitted to the Ballyfermot Area Partnership,
  • A.J. Saris, B. Bartley and Field Researchers (1998) 'Social Exclusion and Local Responses: An Ethnographic Study on Two Communities in Ireland'. Final Report submitted to Combat Poverty and the Katherine Howard Foundation,
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (1997) 'Review of Poverty in Rural Ireland: A Political Economy Perspective (Chris Curtin, Trutz Haase, and Hilary Tovey, eds.)'. Irish Journal of Sociology. (7),
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (1996) 'Review of Constructing Panic: The Discourse of Agoraphobia (Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs) '. Anthropological Linguistics. 38(3),
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (1994) 'Review of Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies. (Silverman and Gulliver, eds.)'. American Anthropologist. 95(4),
  • Dr A. Jamie Saris (1987) 'The Adventures of the Ginseng Trade: Observations on Building World Systems'. The Chicago Anthropology Exchange,