Publications

Books

Jacka, J. K. (2015) Alchemy in the Rain Forest: Politics, Ecology, and Resilience in a New Guinea Mining Area. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Wagner, J. R., & J. K. Jacka, eds. (2018) Island Rivers: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Jacka, J. K. (in prep) Forests without Cassowaries: Environmental Change and Globalization in a New Guinea Society.

Articles & Chapters

Jacka, J. K. (in press, 2019) Resource Conflicts and the Anthropology of the Dark and the Good in Highlands Papua New Guinea. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 30(1): xx–xx.

Jacka, J. K. (2018) The Anthropology of Mining: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Resource Extraction in the Mineral Age. Annual Review of Anthropology 47: 61-77.

Mawyer, A. and J. K. Jacka (2018) Sovereignty, Conservation, and Island Ecological Futures. Environmental Conservation 45(3): 238-251.

Jacka, J. K. (2018) “Riverine Disposal of Mining Wastes in Porgera: The Social and Ecological Implications of Capitalist Resource Development in Papua New Guinea.” In Island Rivers: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania, pp. 109-136. J. R. Wagner and J. Jacka (Eds.). Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Wagner, J. R., J. K. Jacka, E. Hviding, A. Mawyer, & M. Muru-Lanning (2018) “Rivers as Ethnographic Subjects,” in Island Rivers: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania, pp. 1-26. J. R. Wagner and J.K. Jacka, eds. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Jacka, J. K. (2016) Development Conflicts and Changing Mortuary Practices in a New Guinea Mining Area. The Journal of the Polynesian Society 125(2): 133-147.

Jacka, J. K. (2016) “Correlating Local Knowledge with Climatic Data: Porgeran Experiences of Climate Change in Papua New Guinea.” In Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations, Revised ed., pp. 186-199. S. Crate and M. Nutall (Eds.). Walnut Grove, CA: Left Coast Press.

Jacka, J. K. (2016) “Working in the ‘Life Market’: Gold, Coffee, and Violence in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.” In The Anthropology of Postindustrialism: Ethnographies of Disconnection, pp. 22-37. I. Vaccaro, K. Harper, and S. Murray (Eds.). New York: Routledge.

Dudney, K., S. Warren, E. Sills, & J. K. Jacka (2015) How Study Design Influences the Ranking of Medicinal Plant Importance: A case study from Ghana, West Africa. Economic Botany 69(4): 306-317.

Jacka, J.K. (2015) Uneven Development in the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the ‘Life Market’. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 73: 57-69.

Jacka, J. K. (2015) “The Impact of Mining Development on Settlement Patterns, Firewood Availability and Forest Structure in Porgera“. In Tropical Forests of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives, pp. 95-126. J. Bell, P. West, and C. Filer (Eds.). Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Jacka, J. K. (2014) Modernity, Keywords, and Historical Authenticity in Melanesian Ethnography. Oceania 84(1): 80-85.

Jacka, J. K. (2011) “Emplacement and Millennial Expectations in an Era of Development and Globalization: Heaven and the Appeal of Christianity for the Ipili.” In Religion and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Social Studies, pp. 142-164. V. Altglas (Ed.). London: Routledge.

Jacka, J. K. (2010) The Spirits of Conservation: Ecology, Christianity and Resource Management in Highlands Papua New Guinea. Journal for the Study of Religion 4(1): 24-47.

Jacka, J. K. (2009) “Global Averages, Local Extremes: The Subtleties and Complexities of Climate Change in Papua New Guinea.” In Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, pp. 197-208. S. Crate and M. Nuttall (Eds.). Walnut Grove, CA: Left Coast Press.

Kanaparo, P. B., & J. K. Jacka (2009) Papua New Guinea’s Participation in a Pacific Islands Regional Security Force – Perspectives on Security Issues in the South Pacific. Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal 1063-80.

Jacka, J. K. (2007) Whitemen, the Ipili, and the City of Gold: A History of the Politics of Race and Development in Highlands New Guinea. Ethnohistory 54(3): 445-471.

Jacka, J. K. (2007) “‘Our Skins are Weak’: Ipili Modernity and the Demise of Discipline.” In Embodying Modernity and Postmodernity: Ritual, Praxis, and Social Change in Melanesia, pp. 39-67. S. Bamford (Ed.). Durham: Carolina Academic Press.

Jacka, J. K. (2005) Emplacement and Millennial Expectations in an Era of Development and Globalization: Heaven and the Appeal of Christianity among the Ipili. American Anthropologist 107(4): 643-653.

Jacka, J. K. (2002) Cults and Christianity among the Enga and Ipili. Oceania 72(3): 196-214.

Jacka, J. K. (2001) Coca Cola and Kolo: Land, Ancestors, and Development. Anthropology Today 17(4): 3-8.

Jacka, J. K. (2001) “On the Outside Looking In: Attitudes and Responses of Non-Landowners toward Mining at Porgera.” In Mining in Papua New Guinea: Analysis and Policy Implications, pp. 45-62. B. Imbun and P. McGavin (Eds.). Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea Press.

Black, L., & J. K. Jacka (1999) “False Pass: An Ethnography.” In The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough, pp. 163-184. R. Pierce, K. Arndt, and S. McGowan (Eds.). Fairbanks, AK.: The Limestone Press.

Jacka, J. K. (1999) “Fishing.” In The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough, pp. 213-242. R. Pierce, K. Arndt, and S. McGowan (Eds.). Fairbanks, AK.: The Limestone Press.

Black, L., & J. K. Jacka (1999) “King Cove.” In The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough, pp. 97-112. R. Pierce, K. Arndt, and S. McGowan (Eds.). Fairbanks, AK.: The Limestone Press.

Black, L., & J. K. Jacka (1999) “Nelson Lagoon.” In The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough, pp. 185-194. R. Pierce, K. Arndt, and S. McGowan (Eds.). Fairbanks, AK.: The Limestone Press.

Jacka, J. K., & L. Black (1999) “Sand Point.” In The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough, pp. 143-162. R. Pierce, K. Arndt, and S. McGowan (Eds.). Fairbanks, AK.: The Limestone Press.