9780226635668-022663566X-Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City

Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City

ISBN-13: 9780226635668
ISBN-10: 022663566X
Edition: First
Author: Carter, Rebecca Louise
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226635668
ISBN-10: 022663566X
Edition: First
Author: Carter, Rebecca Louise
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Carter, Rebecca Louise wrote Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City comprising 272 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022663566X and 9780226635668. Since then Prayers for the People: Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.44 or rent at the marketplace.

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“Grieve well and you grow stronger.” Anthropologist Rebecca Louise Carter heard this wisdom over and over while living in post-Katrina New Orleans, where everyday violence disproportionately affects Black communities. What does it mean to grieve well? How does mourning strengthen survivors in the face of ongoing threats to Black life?

Inspired by ministers and guided by grieving mothers who hold birthday parties for their deceased sons, Prayers for the People traces the emergence of a powerful new African American religious ideal at the intersection of urban life, death, and social and spiritual change. Carter frames this sensitive ethnography within the complex history of structural violence in America—from the legacies of slavery to free but unequal citizenship, from mass incarceration and overpolicing to social abandonment and the unequal distribution of goods and services. And yet Carter offers a vision of restorative kinship by which communities of faith work against the denial of Black personhood as well as the violent severing of social and familial bonds. A timely directive for human relations during a contentious time in America’s history, Prayers for the People is also a hopeful vision of what an inclusive, nonviolent, and just urban society could be.

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