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Islamic charitable infrastructure and giving in East London: everyday economic-development geographies in practice

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jane Pollard, Professor Al JamesORCiD



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This paper extends research exploring progressive models of reproducing economic life by reporting on research into some of the infrastructure, practices and motivations for Islamic charitable giving in London. In so doing the paper: (i) makes visible sets of values, practices and institutions usually hidden in an otherwise widely researched international financial centre; (ii) identifies multiple, hard-to-research civic actors who are mobilising diverse resources to address economic hardship and development needs; and (iii) considers how these charitable values, practices and agents contribute to contemporary thinking about progressive economic possibilities.

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Author(s): Pollard JS, Datta K, James A, Akli Q

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Economic Geography

Year: 2016

Volume: 16

Issue: 4

Pages: 871-896

Print publication date: 01/07/2016

Online publication date: 17/06/2015

Acceptance date: 15/05/2015

Date deposited: 25/05/2015

ISSN (print): 1468-2702

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2710

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbv020


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