Gang Leader for a Day

Written By Sudhir Venkatesh
Gang Leader for a Day
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 05 February 2009
  • ISBN : 0141920645
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 32 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Gang Leader for a Day written by Sudhir Venkatesh which was release on 05 February 2009, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 between a 'regular' hustler and a 'hype' - and is Peanut telling him the truth about which she is? And, when the FBI finally starts cracking down on the Black Kings, is it time to get out - or is it too late?

Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day
  • Author : Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-02-05
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : 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 ...

Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day
  • Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Penguin Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : Gang Leader for a Dayis a gripping journey of discovery about life on the wrong side of the tracks. When na�ve sociology student Sudhir Venkatesh went to find out more about urban poverty in Chicago, the last thing he expected was to be held hostage by a gang. And ...

Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day
  • Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. This is the full story of how Venkatesh managed to gain entrée into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized ...

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  • Author : Andrew Orry
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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  • Release Date : 2021-10-18
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  • Author : Samuel Palling
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Floating City

Floating City
  • Author : Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York’s underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and poor that secretly weaves together the whole city. Sudhir Venkatesh, ...

American Project

American Project
  • Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : High-rise public housing was a signature of the post-World War II city. A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive homes for all Americans, the "projects" soon became synonymous with the black urban poor, isolation and overcrowding, drugs, gang violence, and neglect. Here, Venkatesh seeks to salvage public housing's troubled legacy....

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  • Author : Ryan Peak
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : SuperSummary
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-03-09
  • Total pages : 52
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 52-page guide for "Gang Leader for a Day" by Sudhir Venkatesh includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content ...

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What the Whole World Is Saying
  • Author : Thomas Brock
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-03
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Shakespeare Would Cry
  • Author : Jonathan Hook
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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  • Author : Sebastian Young
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Off the Books

Off the Books
  • Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Total pages : 426
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a community survives. The result is a dramatic narrative of individuals at work, and a rich portrait of a community. But while excavating ...

Floating City

Floating City
  • Author : Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Publisher : Penguin Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • Total pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0141920645
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Summary : 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....