Afterword: Putting together the anthropology of tax and the anthropology of ethics

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Placing the anthropology of tax and taxation in conversation with the anthropology of ethics yields productive insights into both sub-fields. This is because discussions and disputations about tax and taxation reveal the ways in which people articulate and evaluate their relations with others, with the state, with ought and is, and in terms of ownership and responsibility. They open up the complex relationship between legal obligations construed as moral and ethical understandings that are grounded in reflection and seek to articulate and enact particular understandings of the good and right. This Afterword draws on my own research with English right-wing activists, the papers that make up this special issue and key discussions in the anthropology of ethics.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-154
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Analysis
Volume64
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jul 2020
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

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