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Professor Keith Hart BA PhD

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PositionEmeritus Professor
Department Anthropology
Email k.hart (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7800
Professor Keith Hart BA PhD

My principal research has been on Africa and the African diaspora. I have also taught at numerous universities on both sides of the Atlantic, but for the longest period at Cambridge. I have contributed the concept of the informal economy to development studies and have worked as a journalist and consultant. One recurrent theme of my work has been movement and identity. I am the author of 'Money in an Unequal World' (2001).

Publications

Book

The Hit Man's Dilemma: Or Business, Personal and Impersonal
Hart, Keith. 2005. The Hit Man's Dilemma: Or Business, Personal and Impersonal. University of Chicago Press for Prickly Paradigm Press. ISBN 0972819681

Book Section

Agrarian civilization and modern world society
Hart, Keith. 2006. Agrarian civilization and modern world society. In: Olson and J. Cole, eds. Technology, Literacy and the Evolution of Society: Implications of the work of Jack Goody. Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 29-48. ISBN 0805854029

Bureaucratic form and the informal economy
Hart, Keith. 2006. Bureaucratic form and the informal economy. In: B. Guha-Khasobis; R. Kanbur and E. Ostrom, eds. Linking the Formal and Informal Economies: Examples from Developing Countries. Oxford University Press, pp. 21-35. ISBN 9780199204762

Article

Money is always personal and impersonal
Hart, Keith. 2007. Money is always personal and impersonal. Anthropology Today, 23(5), pp. 12-16. ISSN 0268540X

Report

Studying world society as a vocation. GARP9
Hart, Keith. 2003. Studying world society as a vocation. GARP9. Other. Goldsmiths Anthropology Research Papers., London, UK.