Writings on Money and Economy (2000-2018)

Compiled for a special part-issue on my work of the Revista Sociologia & Antropologia Rio de Janeiro, 2019.


Published books and articles

  1. The Memory Bank: money in an unequal world, Profile Books, London, ix, 340p. Re-published 2001 as Money in an Unequal World: Keith Hart and his memory bank, Texere, New York and London, ix, 341p. Available online at https://thememorybank.co.uk/book/

2000. (With V. Padayachee) Indian business in South Africa after apartheid: new and old trajectories, Comparative Studies in Society and History 42. 4, 683-712

2000.  Money in an unequal world, Anthropological Theory 1.3, 307- 330. https://thememorybank.co.uk/papers/money-in-an-unequal-world/

2002a. A tale of two currencies, Anthropology Today 18.1, 21-22.

2002b. World society as an old regime, in C. Shore and S. Nugent (eds) Elite Cultures: anthropological perspectives, Routledge, London, 22-36. https://thememorybank.co.uk/papers/world-society-as-an-old-regime/

2002c. Anthropologists and development, Norsk Antropologisk Tijdskrift 13. 1-2, 14-21.

2002d. Quelques confidences sur l’anthropologie du développement, ethnographiques.org No. 2 Nov., http://www.ethnographiques.org/2002/Hart.html

2004a. Towards a global green currency, Ecology & Farming (June-August).  Available online at https://thememorybank.co.uk/2004/09/15/organic-trade-towards-a-global-green-currency/.

2004b. Notes towards an anthropology of the internet, Horizontes Antropologicos 10. 2: 15-40.

2004c. The political economy of food in an unequal world, in M Lien and B. Nerlich (eds) Politics of Food, Berg, Oxford, 199-220. https://thememorybank.co.uk/papers/the-political-economy-of-food/

  1. (Editor with J. Bryden) A New Approach to Rural Development in Europe: Germany, Greece, Scotland, Sweden, Mellen Studies in Geography Volume 9, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston NY, xxvii, 403p.

2005a. The Hit Man’s Dilemma: or business, personal and impersonal,  Prickly Paradigm Press, Chicago, 117p.

2005b. Money: one anthropologist’s view, in J. Carrier (ed) Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 160-175. https://thememorybank.co.uk/papers/money-one-anthropologists-view/

2006a. Bureaucratic form and the informal economy, in B. Guha-Khasnobis, R. Kanbur and E. Ostrom (eds) Linking the Formal and Informal Economies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 21-35. https://thememorybank.co.uk/papers/bureaucratic-form-and-the-informal-economy/

2006b. Richesse commune: construire une démocratie économique à l’aide des monnaies communautaires, in Jérôme Blanc (ed) Exclusion et liens financiers – “Monnaies sociales” Economica, Paris, 135-152.

2007a. Towards an alternative economics: the view from France, Social Anthropology, 15(3), 369-374.

2007b. Money is always personal and impersonal, Anthropology Today 23(5), 16-20.

2007c. Interview: Keith Hart answers questions on economic anthropology, European Economic Sociology Newsletter 9 (1), 11-16.

2007d. Money and anthropology: object, theory and method in E. Baumann et al (Editors) Argent des anthropologues, monnaie des économistes. Paris: Harmattan.

  1. The human economy, ASAonline.
  2. (With H. Ortiz) Anthropology in the financial crisis, Anthropology Today 24.6 1-3.

2009a. The persuasive power of money in S. Gudeman ed Economic Persuasions, Berghahn, Oxford. https://thememorybank.co.uk/2007/01/12/the-persuasive-power-of-money/

2009b. Money in the making of world society in C. Hann and K. Hart eds Market and Society, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge..

  1. (Editor with C. Hann) Market and Society: The Great Transformation Today, Cambridge University Press.

2010a. King for a day, The Big Issue (December).

2010b. Mauss et sa vision de l’économie dans les années 1920-25, Revue du MAUSS No. 36, 34-48.

2010c. The legal order of gift-giving (Review of R. Hyland Gifts: A study in comparative law, Oxford 2009), European Journal of Sociology 51:3, 559-564.

2010d. Africa’s urban revolution and the informal economy, in V. Padayachee (ed) The Political Economy of Africa, Routledge: London, 371-388.

  1. (Editor with J-L. Laville and A. D. Cattani) The Human Economy: A citizen’s guide, Polity Press, Cambridge.

2010a. (With V. Padayachee) Introducing the African economy, in V. Padayachee (ed) The Political Economy of Africa, London: Routledge.

2010b. (With V. Padayachee) South Africa in Africa: from national capitalism to regional integration, in V. Padayachee (ed) The Political Economy of Africa, London: Routledge.

2011a. Money as a form of religious life. Religion and Society: Advances in Research 1: 156–63.

2011b. The financial crisis and the end of all-purpose money, Economic Sociology: the European Electronic Newsletter 12.2 4-10.

2011c. Building the human economy: a question of value? Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 36(2): 5-17

2011d. After the financial crisis: towards a human economy, Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift 3-4, 181-193.

  1. (With C. Hann) Economic Anthropology: History, Ethnography, Critique, Polity Press, Cambridge.

2012a. Anthropology, economics and development in Richard Fardon et al (editors) The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology Volume 1. Sage, London, 154-167.

2012b. Money in twentieth century anthropology in James G Carrier (editor) A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Second edition, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham,166-182.

2012c. The financial crisis and the history of money in James G Carrier (editor), as above, 626-637.

  1. Making money with money: reflections of a betting man, in R. Cassidy, A. Pisac and C. Loussouarn (eds) Qualitative Research in Gambling: Exploring the production and consumption of risk, Routledge, London, 15-27.
  2. (with V. Padayachee) A history of South African capitalism in national and global perspective, Transformation 81/82: 55-85.

2014a. Marcel Mauss’s economic vision, 1920-1925: anthropology, politics, journalism, Journal of Classical Sociology 14.1: 34-44.

2014b. Jack Goody: the anthropology of unequal society, Reviews in Anthropology 43.3: 199-220.

2014c. The rise and fall of Europe, Economic and Political Weekly 49.34 (August 23): 27-30.

2014d. (with H. Ortiz) The anthropology of money and finance: between ethnography and world history, Annual Review of Anthropology 43:465-482.

2014e. (with J. Sharp and V. Laterza) South Africa in world development: Prospects for a human economy. Anthropology Today, 30: 13–17.

  1. (Editor with J. Sharp) People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South, Berghahn, New York.

2015a. (Editor) Economy For and Against Democracy, Berghahn, New York.

2015b. How the informal economy took over the world, in P.Moertenboeck, H. Mooshammer, T, Cruz and F. Forman (eds) Informal Market Worlds Reader: The architecture of economic pressure. NAI010 Publishers, 33-44.

2015c. Money in the making of world society. In Lovink, G., Tkacz, N. and de Vries, P. (eds) Moneylab Reader: An intervention in digital economy. Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures, 19-31.

  1. (With John Bryden) Money and banking in Scotland and Norway, in J. Bryden, O. Brox and L. Riddock (Editors) Northern Neighbors: Scotland and Norway since 1800. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 164-187.

2016a. The anthropology of debt, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22.2: 415-421.

2016b. Recent transformations in how anthropologists study money, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22.3: 712-716.

2017a. (Editor) Money in a Human Economy, Berghahn, New York

2017b. Capitalism and our moment in the history of money, Chapter 1, K. Hart ed Money in a Human Economy.

2017c. Stephen Gudeman, Anthropology and the Economy, Anthropological Forum.

2017d. Greybacks in B. Maurer and L. Swartz Editors Paid: Tales of dongles, checks and other  money stuff. Cambridge: MIT Press, 211-220.

  1. Market fundamentalism at the crossroads, Cultural Anthropology (November).
  1. (With R. Kaur and J. Comaroff) Southern Futures: Thinking through emerging markets, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 38.2:365-376

Unpublished papers at https://universitypretoria.academia.edu/KeithHart/Drafts


Africa’s Old Regimes are ripe for liberal revolution

Exchange in a human economy

Free trade and protection

Informal economy, the Great Transformation and the humanity of corporations

Informality and international trade: the case for an African customs union

Learning about money

Money in the making of a human economy: beyond national capitalism

Movement as a human right

My experience of the development industry in the 1970s

Polanyi, Marx and double movement then and now

Preface to the coming world crisis

Private property and the corporations

Religion and economy

Taking the human economy idea forward on a broader basis

The euro crisis: an episode in the global history of money

The real economy: the challenge of dialectical method

What might an anthropology of the internet look like?


Unpublished papers at https://thememorybank.co.uk

 A conversation with Dave Birch about the future of money

A short history of economic anthropology

A tale of two currencies: the euro and the Argentinian peso

African enterprise and the informal economy

Alternative currencies at Limehouse 2005


Between slavery and emancipation in West Africa

Building economic democracy with community currencies

Building the human economy

Cambridge lecture on international development (2009 video)

Capitalism: making money with money

Capitalism: the political economy of development

Globalization from below: the world’s other economy (new preface)

Iceland’s revenge

IE + IT = ED

In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society

Informality: problem or solution?

Intangible money matters

Intellectual property

Jack Goody’s vision of world history and African development today

Kinship, contract and trust

Manifesto for a human economy

Marx between Mill, Mayhew and Dickens

Mediation and memory in the theory of money

Money and anthropology: object, theory and method

Money is always social, global and virtual

On commoditization: exchange in the human economy

Opening anthropology: an interview with Keith Hart

Peopled economies

Studying world society as a vocation

The African revolution: development in the 21st century world

The changing character of money

The future of money and the market

The Hit Man’s Dilemma (lite)

The hope and reality of money

The informal economy: a story of ethnography untold

The limits of naivety for the study of money

The machine revolution today

The market from a humanist point of view

The origins of money: cows and shells

The politics, pragmatics and promise of money

The privatization of public interests

The urban informal economy in retrospect

Two lectures on African development

Two pieces on money for a Japanese magazine

Varieties of community currency

Varieties of national economy

Waiting for emancipation: the prospects for liberal revolution in Africa

West Africa’s political economy: a regional history





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