Adam Jones (Canadian scholar)
Adam Jones (born in Singapore in 1963) is a political scientist, writer, and photojournalist based at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada. He is executive director of the nongovernmental organization Gendercide Watch. He was chosen as one of "Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide" for the book of that name, which was published in 2010.
Jones is best known for his work in comparative genocide studies. He is author of a leading textbook in the field, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge, 2nd edn. 2010), and author or editor of numerous other works on genocide and crimes against humanity, including The Scourge of Genocide: Essays and Reflections (Routledge, 2013). From 2005-07, he was Associate Research Fellow in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. He has given talks and academic presentations on genocide at conferences and seminars in North and South America, Europe, and East Asia. He was senior book review editor of the Journal of Genocide Research from 2004 to 2013, when he was commissioned to edit the Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity book series for Routledge Publishers.
In addition to promoting a global-comparative and interdisciplinary approach to the field in his Genocide textbook, Jones has done influential work on genocide and gender (see below). He has also explored artistic and cultural representations of genocide, genocide and structural violence, and (with Nicholas A. Robins) subaltern genocide, or "genocides by the oppressed."
Gender and international relations
Jones is known for his distinctive approach to the study of gender and international relations. While supporting feminist claims for attention and intervention in the case of violence and discrimination against women and girls, he has called for greater attention to the plight of battle-aged civilian males, who are regularly targeted for gendercide by genocidal perpetrators. In 1999, Jones co-founded the Web-based nongovernmental organization Gendercide Watch with Carla Bergman and Nart Villeneuve, aimed at "confront[ing] gender-selective atrocities against men and women worldwide." His essays on gender, violence, and international politics are compiled in Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (Routledge, 2009). An edited volume, The Rape of Males in War and Genocide, is forthcoming with Routledge.
Mass media and political transition
Jones's research at the Master's and Ph.D. levels focused on mass media and processes of democratization and political transition. His study of the transformations at the Sandinista newspaper Barricada in Nicaragua was published as Beyond the Barricades: Nicaragua and the Struggle for the Sandinista Press, 1979-1998 (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002), and his doctoral dissertation as The Press in Transition: A Comparative Study of Nicaragua, South Africa, Jordan, and Russia (Deutsches Übersee-Institut, 2002).
Travel and photojournalism
Jones has lived or travelled in over 75 countries on every populated continent. His travel photography and photojournalism is available under a Creative Commons license on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons. His first book of travel photography, Latin American Portraits, appeared in 2008 with The Key Publishing House Inc. which will also publish the forthcoming photo volume Violence Sites. An e-book, In Iran: Text & Photos, appeared with Lulu Press in 2013.
Books by Adam Jones
- Jones, Adam (2013). The Scourge of Genocide: Essays and Reflections. Routledge. ISBN 9780415690539.
- Jones, Adam (2013). In Iran: Text and Photos. Lulu Press. ISBN 9780991852208.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2012). New Directions in Genocide Research. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-49597-0.
- Jones, Adam (2010). Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (2nd ed.). Routledge. ISBN 0-415-48619-X.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2009). Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works That Shaped Their Lives. The Key Publishing House Inc. ISBN 978-0-9782526-9-4.
- Jones, Adam, ed.; Nicholas A. Robins (2009). Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-35309-2.
- Jones, Adam (2009). Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations. Routledge Publishers. ISBN 978-0-415-77513-7.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2008). Genocide (4 volumes). Sage Publishers. ISBN 978-1-84787-022-3.
- Jones, Adam (2008). Crimes Against Humanity: A Beginner's Guide. OneWorld Publications. ISBN 978-1-85168-601-8.
- Jones, Adam (2008). Latin American Portraits (travel photography). The Key Publishing House Inc. ISBN 978-0-9782526-3-2.
- Jones, Adam (2006). Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. Routledge Publishers. ISBN 0-415-35384-X.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2005). Kal Holsti: Ensayos Escogidos (Kal Holsti: Selected Essays). CIDE. ISBN 9789687420165.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2004). Men of the Global South: A Reader. Zed Books. ISBN 1-84277-513-8.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2004). Gendercide and Genocide. Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 0-8265-1445-6.
- Jones, Adam, ed. (2004). Genocide, War Crimes & the West: History and Complicity. Zed Books. ISBN 1-84277-191-4.
- Jones, Adam (2002). Beyond the Barricades: Nicaragua and the Struggle for the Sandinista Press, 1979-1998. Ohio University Press. ISBN 0-89680-223-X.
- Jones, Adam (2002). The Press in Transition: A Comparative Study of Nicaragua, South Africa, Jordan, and Russia. Deutsches Übersee-Institut. ISBN 3-926953-53-5.
- http://www.routledge.co.uk/books/Fifty-Key-Thinkers-in-Holocaust--Genocide-Studies-ISBN 978-0-415-77551-9 Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide, edited by Paul Bartrop and Steven L. Jacobs (Routledge, 2010)
- Adam Jones, ed., Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works That Shaped Their Lives (The Key Publishing House Inc., 2009)
- Adam Jones, "Genocide and Structural Violence: Charting the Terrain," in Jones, ed., New Directions in Genocide Research (Routledge, 2010), pp. 131-51.
- Nicholas A. Robins and Adam Jones, eds., Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice (Indiana University Press, 2009).
- "Gendering Jones", by T. Carver, M. Cochran, and J. Squires, Review of International Studies 24 (1998), pp. 283-297
- "Beyond 'Gendercide': Incorporating Gender into Comparative Genocide Studies", by R. Charli Carpenter, International Journal of Human Rights 6 (2002), pp. 77-101
- International Relations and the Challenge of Postmodernism: Defending the Discipline, by Darryl S.L. Jarvis (University of South Carolina Press, 2000), pp. 130, 160, 170, 172, 234n.
- International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction, by Cynthia Weber (Routledge, 2005), pp. 82-99
- Adam Jones, “Gendercidal Institutions Against Women and Girls,” in Jones, Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 283-91
- Gendercide and Genocide, reviewed by Maureen Hiebert, H-Genocide, 2005