Human Rights, Anthropology of
Anthropology has had a curious and contested disciplinary relationship with the postwar human rights project. This article analyzes the history of this relationship from the period of the drafting of the University Declaration of Human Rights to the present. After describing both political and critical approaches to human rights by anthropologists, the article discusses contemporary anthropology of human rights that emerged after the end of the Cold War. This article reviews the major topics and areas of theoretical contribution in the anthropology of human rights and concludes with a discussion of future directions.