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Jeffrey
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Sluka
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Associate Professor, Social Anthropology Programme, Massey University, New Zealand
Area of expertise

Cultural Anthropology, social conflict, political violence, Northern Ireland, indigenous peoples, ethnicity, ethnography, managing danger in fieldwork.

 

Policy Area
Teaching

Endangered Cultures

Political Anthropology

Culture, Biology and Racism

Practice and Ethics of Anthropology

 

Recent Publications

Books:

2012  Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader (edited, with Antonius C.G.M. Robben. 2nd edition. Wiley. London.

2007  Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader (edited, with Antonius C.G.M. Robben). Blackwell. London.

2000  Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror (edited). University of Pennsylvania Press, Ethnography of Political Violence series. Philadelphia. (Ebook edition published in 2011).

1989  Hearts and Minds, Water and Fish:  Popular Support for the IRA and INLA in a Northern Irish Ghetto. JAI Press, Contemporary Ethnographic Studies series. Greenwich.

Journal Articles:

2015  “Managing Danger in Fieldwork with Perpetrators of Political Violence and State Terror.” Conflict and Society: Advances in Research. [Forthcoming]

2013  “Death from Above: UAVs and Losing Hearts and Minds.” Military Review, March-April, 89-95.

2010  “The Ruatoki Valley ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Police Raids: Losing ‘Hearts and Minds’ in Te Urewera.” Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, 7:1, 44-64.

2010  “Curiouser and Curiouser: Montgomery McFate’s Strange Interpretation of the Relationship Between Anthropology and Counterinsurgency.” PoLAR (Political and Legal Anthropology Review), 33:S1, 99-115.

2009  “In the Shadow of the Gun: Not-War-Not-Peace and the Future of Conflict in Northern Ireland.” Critique of Anthropology, 29:3, 279-299.

2008  “Terrorism and Taboo: An Anthropological Perspective on Political Violence Against

1996  “The Writing’s on the Wall: Peace Process Images, Symbols and Murals in Northern Ireland.”  Critique of Anthropology, 16:4, 381‑394.

1995  “Domination, Resistance and Political Culture in Northern Ireland’s Catholic‑Nationalist Ghettos.” Critique of Anthropology, 15:1, 71‑102.

1995  “Cultures of Terror and Resistance in Northern Ireland.” PoLAR (Political and Legal Anthropology Review), 18:1, 97‑105.

1990  “Participant‑Observation in Violent Social Contexts: Managing Danger in Fieldwork.” Human Organization, 49:2, 114‑126.

1989  “Living on Their Nerves: Nervous Debility in Northern Ireland.” Health Care for Women International, 10:2-3, 219-243.

Chapters in Books:

2013  “Virtual War in the Tribal Zone: Airstrikes, Drones, Civilian Casualties and Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” In: Virtual War and Magical Death, ed. by S. Finnström & N. Whitehead. Duke University Press. Pgs.171-193.

2012  “Staying Alive While Conducting Primary Research: Fieldwork on Political Violence.” In: The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence, ed. by Marie Breen-Smyth. Ashgate. Farnham, UK. Pgs.301-325.

2012  “Drones in the Tribal Zone: Virtual War and Losing Hearts and Minds in the Af-Pak War.” In: War, Technology, Anthropology, ed. by Koen Stroeken. Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis series, Vol. 13, Berghan Books. Oxford. Pgs.21-33.

2012  “Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction” (with Antonius Robben). In: Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.1-47.

2012  “Fieldwork Relations and Rapport: Introduction.” In: Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.137-142.

2012  “The ‘Other’ Talks Back: Introduction.” In: Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.193-198.

2012  “Fieldwork Conflicts, Hazards, and Dangers: Introductioin.” In: Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.237-243.

2012  “Fieldwork Ethics: Introduction.” In: Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.299-305.

2012  “Engaged Fieldwork: Introduction.” In Ethnographic Fieldwork: An Anthropological Reader, ed. by A. Robben & J. Sluka. 2nd edition. Wiley. Malden, MA. Pgs.565-572.

2010  “Losing Hearts and Minds in the ‘War Against Terrorism’.” In: Iraq at a Distance: What Anthropologists Can Teach Us About the War, ed. by Antonius C.G.M. Robben. University of Pennsylvania Press. Pgs.106-132.

2009  “The Contribution of Anthropology to Critical Terrorism Studies.” In: Critical Terrorism Studies, ed. by Richard Jackson, et al. Routledge. London. Pgs.138-155.

2007  “Silent But Still Deadly: Guns and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.”  In: Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures, ed. by Charles Springwood. Berg. London. Pgs.56-70.

2007  “On Common Ground: Justice, Human Rights and Survival.” In: Justice as a Basic Human Need, ed. by Anthony Taylor. Nova. London. Pgs.113-133.

2000  “Introduction: State Terror and Anthropology.” In: Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror, ed. by J. Sluka. University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia. Pgs.1-45.

2000  “‘For God and Ulster’: The Culture of Terror and Loyalist Death Squads in Northern Ireland.” In: Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror, ed. by J. Sluka. University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia. Pgs.127-157.

1997  “From Graves to Nations: Political Martyrdom­ and­ Irish Nationalism.”  In: Martyrdom and Political Resistance, ed. by Joyce Pettigrew. V­­U University Press. Amsterdam. Pgs.35-62.

1995  “Reflections on Managing Danger in Fieldwork: Dangerous Anthropology in Belfast.” In: Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival, ed. by Carolyn Nordstrom & Antonius Robben.  University of California Press. Berkeley. Pgs.276-294.

1992  “The Anthropology of Social Conflict.” In: The Paths to Domination, Resistance, and Terror, ed. by Carolyn Nordstrom & JoAnn Martin. University of California Press. Berkeley. Pgs.18-36.

1992  “The Politics of Painting: Political Murals in Northern Ireland.” In: The Paths to Domination, Resistance, and Terror, ed. by Carolyn Nordstrom & JoAnn Martin. University of California Press. Berkeley. Pgs.191-216.

1989  “Living On Their Nerves: Nervous Debility in Northern Ireland.” In: Gender, Health, and Illness: The Case of Nerves, ed. by Donna Davis & Setha Low. Hemisphere Publishing. New York. Pgs.219-243.

1988  “Loyal Citizens of the Republic:  Morality, Violence and Popular Support for the IRA and INLA in Northern Ireland.”  In: The Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict, ed. by Robert Rubinstein & Mary Foster.  Westview Press.  Boulder. Pgs.107-125.

 

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