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Believing in South Central: Everyday Islam in the City of Angels

Pamela J. Prickett


The area of Los Angeles known as South Central is often overshadowed by dismal stereotypes, problematic racial stigmas, and its status as the home to some of the city’s poorest and most violent neighborhoods. Amid South Central’s shifting demographics and its struggles with poverty, sociologist Pamela J. Prickett takes a closer look, focusing on the members of an African American Muslim community who call South Central home. Believing in South Central examines how believers help each other combat poverty, job scarcity, violence, and racial injustice, providing new insights into the day-to-day ... More

Keywords: Islam, African Americans, urban sociology, ethnography, race, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226747149
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226747316.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela J. Prickett, author
University of Amsterdam