The demise of national capitalism. To talk of the world economy being “informalized” suggests that there is a global rule-system, … Continue reading How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Part 3
The dialectics of form. “General Forms have their vitality in Particulars, and every Particular is a Man” (William Blake). Most … Continue reading How the informal economy took over the World – Part 2 by Keith Hart
A la recherche du temps perdu (In search of lost time) The idea of an informal economy was born at … Continue reading How the informal economy took over the world by Keith Hart
The authors of this well-written book tell how they were pushed by their editor into writing for a general audience. … Continue reading Seeing Culture Everywhere: A Book Review by Keith Hart
With all due respect and no malice intended but the George Floyd murder is not the first time African American … Continue reading Why George Floyd Matters
The Economic and Commercial Impact of Pandemics: By now, the COVID-19 influenza outbreak has reached practically all parts of the … Continue reading Pandemics: Agents of Global Change – Part 2
IV. The informal economy has taken over the World The idea of an informal economy was born in the 1970s … Continue reading New Preface to Globalization from Below: The World’s Other Economy by Keith Hart
It was the early 1990s, while working at the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia, I became interested in epidemiology. … Continue reading Pandemics: agents of global change
Cultural critique, the use of anthropology to draw critical attention to institutions that readers take for granted, is as old … Continue reading Cultural Critique: Anthropological – by Keith Hart
Are we witnessing in our lifetime the slow destruction of liberal democracy? Have we exhausted the limits of a political … Continue reading The Subjugation of Liberal Democracy
After Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil, I sort of lost the desire to write anything more about the country.
By now, the entire world is aware of the historic and unprecedented events occurring in the United States. It seems trite to characterize these events as an aberration that will soon pass over.
In his Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Men (1754) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was concerned, not with individual variations in natural endowments, but with the artificial inequalities of wealth, honour and the capacity to command obedience that he derived from social convention.
Food in a New Economic Order
What is ‘new’ about neo-liberalism? It is a world economic order based on selective freedom, on the freedom of money to move where it will (but not people, machines, products or information) and on the freedom of strong states to impose their will on the weak.
In order to proceed, we must first acknowledge the more than three decades of work by a man who has been sounding the alarm concerning the dangers of media organizations manipulating information for the purpose of influencing opinions and behaviors.
The Mueller Report is probably one of the most extensive legal investigations in the history of the United States. Certainly, … Continue reading The Mueller Report: Highlights
Sometime in June 1971, an incident occurred that completely changed my attitude toward the US Army. In fact, I was never the same again.
It was Christmas Eve and it just so happened that I pulled guard duty. The post I was assigned to was a 30-foot tower that stood facing toward the Bien Hoa Airport.
With all the violence in the world and the ever growing movement of mankind toward more violence, it appears there is always a war somewhere in the world.
In the study of epidemiology, one has an opportunity to learn about communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Michael Wesch, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, well-known for his inspiring YouTube lectures and documentary shorts, has received over a hundred applications for his graduate course in ‘digital ethnography’ from around the world.
On the eve of the one-hundred and eighth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’ newspaper The Crisis, we are presenting, in its entirety, a lecture from the distinguished anthropologist, mentor and head of the Anthropology Department at Columbia University for many years – Dr. Franz Boas on the subject of the “race” problem.
Many of us know that political corruption is not new to the world. It is an unsavory, human practice with … Continue reading The Culture of Corruption
A recent death in the family necessitated a return to the United States after living abroad for the past ten … Continue reading There’s Something in the Water
Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma, London: … Continue reading The Struggle for Power by Keith Hart