Believing in South Central : everyday Islam in the City of Angels (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Believing in South Central : everyday Islam in the City of Angels

Author: Pamela J Prickett
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In many ways "South Central" still functions as a deeply problematic shorthand for "Black Los Angeles." While some of these stereotypes hit on troubling realities--it is home to many of LA's poorest, most violent neighborhoods--the reality is far more complicated. In the context of demographic shifts and struggles with widespread poverty, Pamela J. Prickett zeroes in on an African American Muslim community and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela J Prickett
ISBN: 9780226747149 022674714X 9780226747286 022674728X
OCLC Number: 1221016224
Description: 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : living a Muslim way of life in South Central --
"Our test is living a community life" --
"Don't move. Improve" --
"Money is funny" --
"Why not just use a cucumber!" --
"That's what they think of us" --
Conclusion : "Allahu Akbar".
Other Titles: Everyday Islam in the City of Angels
Responsibility: Pamela J. Prickett.

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"In many ways "South Central" still functions as a deeply problematic shorthand for "Black Los Angeles." While some of these stereotypes hit on troubling realities--it is home to many of LA's poorest, most violent neighborhoods--the reality is far more complicated. In the context of demographic shifts and struggles with widespread poverty, Pamela J. Prickett zeroes in on an African American Muslim community and examines what believers do to help each other combat poverty, joblessness, violence, and racial injustice"--

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"Smart and highly original, Believing in South Central details how a small Muslim community in South Central, Los Angeles, makes meaning of their faith in the midst of a changing racial landscape and Read more...

 
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