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Hart, Keith

Overview
Works: 58 works in 259 publications in 3 languages and 7,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: GN448, 306.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith Hart
Forms of familial, economic, and political association in Angola today : a foundational sociology of an African state by Marzia Grassi( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sociological study examines the relationship between a society's economy and the social structures that underpin it
People, money, and power in the economic crisis : perspectives from the global south( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cold War was fought between 'state socialism' and 'the free market'. That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies -- from Southern Africa, South Asia, Brazil and Atlantic Africa -- examine economic life from the perspective of ordinary people in places that are normally marginal in global discourse. Covering a range of class positions from the bottom to the top of society, the authors of these case studies examine people's concrete economic activities and aspirations. By looking at how people insert themselves into the actual, unequal economy, this volume seeks to reflect human unity and diversity more fully than the narrow version of conventional economics."--Back cover
Market and society : the great transformation today by C. M Hann( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Polanyi's 1944 book, 'The Great Transformation', offered a radical critique of how the market system has affected society and humanity since the industrial revolution. This volume brings together contributions from scholars in economic anthropology, sociology and political economy to consider Polanyi's theories in light of circumstances today
Economic anthropology : history, ethnography, critique by C. M Hann( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to the history and practice of economic anthropology by two leading authors in the field. They show that anthropologists have contributed to understanding the three great questions of modern economic history: development, socialism and one-world capitalism. In doing so, they connect economic anthropology to its roots in Western philosophy, social theory and world history. Up to the Second World War anthropologists tried and failed to interest economists in their exotic findings. They then launched a vigorous debate over whether an approach taken from economics was appropriate to the study of non-industrial economies. Since the 1970s, they have developed a critique of capitalism based on studying it at home as well as abroad. The authors aim to rejuvenate economic anthropology as a humanistic project at a time when the global financial crisis has undermined confidence in free market economics. They argue for the continued relevance of predecessors such as Marcel Mauss and Karl Polanyi, while offering a review of recent work in this field. This text presents a challenging perspective on the world economy today
The political economy of West African agriculture by Keith Hart( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"West Africa's agriculture has, for 150 years, been heavily geared toward export, yet the region is one of the world's poorest. Keith Hart examines this question, focusing particularly on how this situation has affected the indigenous peoples of West Africa. Commerce has grown impressively, but productivity remains low and capital accumulation is retarded. The reasons exist primarily in internal conditions shaping social institutions. Before, during, and since colonialism, the particular problems of these preindustrial states have shaped agricultural development more than the pressure supposedly emanating from the 'world system' of international capitalism. This book, following the classical economists as well as Marx and Lenin, argues for the necessity of rapid capitalist penetration into West African agriculture. The book is also a readable introduction to the history and ethnography of the region as a whole."--Publisher
American civilization by C. L. R James( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money in an unequal world : Keith Hart and his Memory bank by Keith Hart( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keith Hart surveys the history of exchange, capitalism, the machine revolution (culminating in the Internet) and the ways that social thinkers have sought to try to explain them. This book takes its inspiration from Rousseau's ability to construct possible out of actual worlds. It draws on the rich traditions of liberal and social democracy, while aiming to go beyond the limitations of both." "Keith Hart envisions a market economy, supported by the Internet, which liberates participants rather than confining them. Money in an Unequal World shows how people can be in control of money - not controlled by it."--Jacket
The human economy : a citizen's guide by Keith Hart( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global financial crisis has renewed concern about whether capitalist markets are the best way of organizing economic life. Would it not be better if we were to treat the economy as something made and remade by people themselves, rather than as an impersonal machine? The object of a human economy is the reproduction of human beings and of whatever sustains life in general. Such an economy would express human variety in its local particulars as well as the interests of all humanity. The editors have assembled here a citizenʹs guide to building a human economy. This project is not a dream but is part of a collective effort that began a decade ago at the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has gathered pace ever since. -- Publisher description
Money in a human economy( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside existent debates between state and market theories of money, this volume explores people's struggles and potential to make money to suit themselves, spanning local case studies and emergent world economies to construct a framework of the 'human economy'. Contributors to this volume attempt to think about money as a category of thought, offer theories on luxury and sex in capitalist development, and follow the evolution of money today from the role of the global South in shaping its future, to cross-border investment in China, to Bitcoin as politics. "Money in a Human Economy" offers multiple perspectives on capital's central role in the formation of world society, as well as in the shaping of its current discontents
Women and the sexual division of labour in the Caribbean( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigma of money : gold, central banknotes, and bitcoin by Makoto Nishibe( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a new way of understanding modern money and markets by stressing their self-fulfilling/self-destructive properties as institutions from evolutionary perspectives. In contrast to an unrealistic view of the neoclassical general equilibrium theory that models the price mechanism of a "concentrated market" without using money, presented here is an alternative theory of markets on how a realistic "dispersive market" using a stock of money and inventory as buffers can work as a multilayered price-quantitative adjustment system. The central features of modern sovereign moneys seen in inconvertible IOUs of central banknotes can be depicted as "The Emperor's New Clothes" that correspond to the U.S. dollar and the Euro void of their own value. The image captures such characteristics of national currencies as "self-fulfilling ideas" by the inertia of conventions in the past and expectations of an uncertain future. Both ideas normally make money more acceptable and circulative so that its value can become more stable unless expectations for the future turn very pessimistic. The same logic also applies to such other currencies as Bitcoin and community currencies. Their recent diffusion has shown that Hayek's idea of denationalization of money and competition between multiple currencies in terms of its qualities, not its quantities sought as in ongoing quantitative easing, become more relevant under current situations. The qualities of money refer not only to stable monetary values and low transaction costs, but also to high ability in creating, sharing, and communicating social and cultural value. The potential of the logic of self-fulfillment of ideas can thus open up a new economic society when we realize that such various non-national currencies all depend on the same logic of money
The hitman's dilemma : or, business, personal and impersonal by Keith Hart( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""It's not personal; it's just business," says the professional killer to his victim. But business is always personal, and even though modern business corporations have been granted the legal status of persons, they are still part of the impersonal engines of society that operate far beyond human reach. In this thought-provoking pamphlet, Keith Hart explores how we have never been more conscious of ourselves as unique personalities, even as we live in a society increasingly ruled by faceless corporate forces. What place is there for the humanity of individual persons in today's social and economic frameworks? This is the hit man's dilemma and it is ours as well."--Jacket
Why Angola matters : report of a conference held at Pembroke College, Cambridge, March 21-22, 1994 by Keith Hart( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the history of Angola since independence in 1975, and in particular the fact that the country has known only one year of peace in that time. The contributions come from a conference held in Cambridge to discuss the issues involved
Economy for and against democracy by Keith Hart( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Political constitutions alone do not guarantee democracy; a degree of economic equality is also essential. Yet contemporary economies, dominated as they are by global finance and political rent-seekers, often block the realization of democracy. The comparative essays and case studies of this volume examine the contradictory relationship between the economy and democracy and highlight the struggles and visions needed to make things more equitable. They explore how our collective aspirations for greater democracy might be informed by serious empirical research on the human economy today. If we want a better world, we must act on existing social realities."
A new approach to rural development in Europe : Germany, Greece, Scotland, and Sweden( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memory bank : money in an unequal world by Keith Hart( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa dezentrieren globale Verflechtungen neu denken( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology and the crisis of the intellectuals by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of West African agriculture by Keith Hart( )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"West Africa's agriculture has, for 150 years, been heavily geared toward export, yet the region is one of the world's poorest. Keith Hart examines this question, focusing particularly on how this situation has affected the indigenous peoples of West Africa. Commerce has grown impressively, but productivity remains low and capital accumulation is retarded. The reasons exist primarily in internal conditions shaping social institutions. Before, during, and since colonialism, the particular problems of these preindustrial states have shaped agricultural development more than the pressure supposedly emanating from the 'world system' of international capitalism. This book, following the classical economists as well as Marx and Lenin, argues for the necessity of rapid capitalist penetration into West African agriculture. The book is also a readable introduction to the history and ethnography of the region as a whole."--Publisher
What money wants : an economy of desire by Noam Yuran( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One thing all mainstream economists agree upon is that money has nothing whatsoever to do with desire. This strange blindness of the profession to what is otherwise considered to be a basic feature of economic life serves as the starting point for this provocative new theory of money. Through the works of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and Max Weber, What Money Wants argues that money is first and foremost an object of desire. In contrast to the common notion that money is but an ordinary object that people believe to be money, this book explores the theoretical consequences of the possibility that an ordinary object fulfills money's function insofar as it is desired as money. Rather than conceiving of the desire for money as pathological, Noam Yuran shows how it permeates economic reality, from finance to its spectacular double in our consumer economy of addictive shopping. Rich in colorful and accessible examples, from the work of Charles Dickens to Reality TV and commercials, this book convinces us that we must return to Marx and Veblen if we are to understand how brand names, broadcast television, and celebrity culture work. Analyzing both classical and contemporary economic theory, it reveals the philosophical dimensions of the controversy between orthodox and heterodox economics
 
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Forms of familial, economic, and political association in Angola today : a foundational sociology of an African state
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Market and society : the great transformation todayEconomic anthropology : history, ethnography, critiqueThe political economy of West African agricultureAmerican civilizationMoney in an unequal world : Keith Hart and his Memory bankThe human economy : a citizen's guideWomen and the sexual division of labour in the CaribbeanThe hitman's dilemma : or, business, personal and impersonal
Alternative Names
J. Keith Hart

Keith Hart anthropologue britannique

Keith Hart antropòleg britànic

Keith Hart antropólogo britânico

Keith Hart antropologo britannico

Keith Hart antropólogu británicu

Keith Hart British anthropologist

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하트, 키스

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Languages
English (197)

German (2)

Italian (1)