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Gang Leader For A Day

Gang Leader For A Day Author by : Sudhir Venkatesh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-01-10
Publisher by : Penguin
ISBN : 1440631891
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Total Download : 221

A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with his boldness. He never imagined that as a result of this assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade embedded inside the projects under JT’s protection. From a privileged position of unprecedented access, Ven
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gang Leader For A Day

Gang Leader For A Day Author by : Sudhir Venkatesh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-02-13
Publisher by :
ISBN : 1442001976
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Total Download : 625

Recounts the full story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work Freakonomics, in a firsthand account that describes the author's grad student idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his seven-year witness to the organization's complex crack-selling trade. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gang Leader For A Day

Gang Leader For A Day Author by : Sudhir Venkatesh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-02-05
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141920641
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Total Download : 342

Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago and answers another question: what's it like to live in hell? In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As he slowly gains J.T.'s trust, one day, in order to convince Sudhir of his own CEO-like qualities, J.T. makes him leader of the gang... Why does J.T. make his henchmen, the 'shorties', stay in school? What is the difference b
Category: Social Science

Floating City

Floating City Author by : Sudhir Venkatesh
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-26
Publisher by : Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN : 0143125796
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Total Download : 851

The best-selling author of Gang Leader for a Day takes his next sociological study to Manhattan, where he travels through the underground economy utilized by prostitutes, madams, drug dealers, immigrants, hedge fund traders, hipster artists and nannies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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