Misunderstanding corruption. Robertson, A. F. Anthropology Today, 22(2):8--11, 2006.
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(last paragraph) : "I am interested in corruption both as a socially costly vice and as an epistemological puzzle. If it is the perversion of virtuous offices by delinquent bodies, we certainly have to know what these bodies are really up to. It’s a shame that anthropology, which classically has worked so closely with real bodies, has not revealed more about precisely how ‘corrupt’ transactions are conducted, and how they are embedded in the lives of the people involved. But we also need to know much more about our own epistemological complicity in the moral calculus, and that is a challenge that goes far beyond the scope of anthropology. Discussion of corruption is now truly multi-disciplinary, but remains adrift in Cartesian ambiguities. If anthropology could stretch its empirical talents and critical imagination a bit further, maybe we could tap another nail or two into the coffin of dualist ideology."
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	title = {Misunderstanding corruption},
	volume = {22},
	url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8322.2006.00422.x},
	doi = {10.1111/j.1467-8322.2006.00422.x},
	abstract = {(last paragraph) : 
"I am interested in corruption both as a socially costly vice and as an epistemological puzzle. If it is the perversion of virtuous offices by delinquent bodies, we certainly have to know what these bodies are really up to. It’s a shame that anthropology, which classically has worked so closely with real bodies, has not revealed more about precisely how ‘corrupt’ transactions are conducted, and how they are embedded in the lives of the people involved. But we also need to know much more about our own epistemological complicity in the moral calculus, and that is a challenge that goes far beyond the scope of anthropology. Discussion of corruption is now truly multi-disciplinary, but remains adrift in Cartesian ambiguities. If anthropology could stretch its empirical talents and critical imagination a bit further, maybe we could tap another nail or two into the coffin of dualist ideology."},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2010-01-09TZ},
	journal = {Anthropology Today},
	author = {Robertson, A. F.},
	year = {2006},
	pages = {8--11}
}
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