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Professor Keith Hart BA PhD

Position held:
Emeritus Professor

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Department of Anthropology
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

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).

Selected publications

2007 'Money is always personal and impersonal', in Anthropology Today, 23(5)

2006 'Bureaucratic form and the informal economy', in B. Guha-Khasobis, R. Kanbur, & E. Ostrom (eds) Linking the Formal and Informal Economies: Examples from Developing Countries, Oxford University Press

2006 'Agrarian civilization and modern world society' in D. Olson & J Cole (eds) Technology, Literacy and the Evolution of Society: Implications of the work of Jack Goody

2005 The Hit Man's Dilemma: or business, personal and impersonal, University of Chicago Press for Prickly Paradigm Press.

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