Anthropology Magazine
Islamic Law Is Alive and Well in the U.S.

Americans often react to the idea of Sharia with horror and repugnance. That isn’t warranted.

Hobby Lobby’s Antiquities Trouble

The president of the arts and crafts company purchased thousands of antiquities from Iraq for his family’s museum—but he could have met his goals without running afoul of the Department of Justice.

How Our Modern Lifestyles Perpetuate Slavery

“Human trafficking” brings to mind sex slavery and extreme human rights abuses. But an equally pernicious, lesser-known form of slavery persists in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Inside Kashmir—A Heroic Fight for Justice

Razia Sultan has faced persecution, imprisonment, and torture in Kashmir since she was 16 years old. Her courageous story highlights how India’s military occupation of Kashmir has impacted the region’s women and shaped their struggles for survival and dignity.

Why We Need Transnational Social Protection for Migrants

Despite the recent rise in nationalism in the U.S. and Europe, international migration will continue to be part of our world.

Locking Up Families Is Inhumane—and Unconstitutional

The United States is imprisoning more and more asylum-seekers from Central America—including mothers and children—in detention centers, perpetuating a culture of fear and hatred toward immigrants.

Why Do We Keep Using the Word “Caucasian”?

When a term signifies something that does not exist, we need to examine our use of it.

The Hidden World of Car Parking Helpers

Informal parking assistance is a critical but contentious source of income for the urban poor in big cities around the globe.

A Weak Commission Brought Forth Survivors’ Truths, but Has It Made Reconciliation Possible?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada gave voice to the violence committed in Indian residential schools. Unfortunately, it failed to fully achieve either healing or justice among many of those involved.

On Instagram, a Journey From Bear to Bile

Instagram user accounts reveal how bears are honored as part of nature—or turned into cold hard cash.