Alan Smart

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(403) 220-6707
University of Calgary
Department of Anthropology ES 602B
T2N 1N4 Calgary , AB
Alberta CA

Research and teaching interests include political economy, urban anthropology, anthropology of law, Hong Kong, China and North America. Author of Making Room: Squatter Clearance in Hong Kong. Articles on squatting, public housing, illegal economies, planning and Hong Kong investment in China have appeared in American Anthropologist, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Critique of Anthropology, Society and Space, Asian Journal of Public Administration, Cultural Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, City and Society, and a variety of edited volumes. Currently doing research on social change in China, social exclusion in cities, and housing in Hong Kong.