Keith Hart’s approach to the theory and practice of money combines state and market, but with people in mind, while focusing on how the communications revolution is transforming money. He is professor of anthropology emeritus at Goldsmiths London and co-directed the Human Economy Program at the University of Pretoria, 2011-2018. His books include The Memory Bank (aka Money in an Unequal World), The Hit Man’s Dilemma, The Human Economy: A Citizen’s Guide, Economic Anthropology: History, Ethnography, Critique and Economy For and Against Democracy.
“Hart’s human economy paradigm is changing the terms of debate in economic anthropology. This volume, which contains essays by the world’s leading experts on new ways of thinking about money, explores fundamental questions about the human condition in today’s unequal world.” · Chris Gregory, Australian National University