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The Resource Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh

Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh

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Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets
Title
Gang leader for a day
Title remainder
a rogue sociologist takes to the streets
Statement of responsibility
Sudhir Venkatesh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 the academic establishment. When first-year grad student Venkatesh walked into one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a survey on urban poverty. He never imagined that he would befriend a gang leader and spend the better part of a decade inside the projects under his protection. He got to know the neighborhood dealers, crackheads, squatters, prostitutes, pimps, activists, cops, organizers, and officials. From his position of unprecedented access, he observed the gang as they operated their crack-selling business and rose or fell within the ranks of the gang's complex organizational structure.--Publisher information
  • 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 the academic establishment. When first-year grad student Venkatesh walked into one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a survey on urban poverty. He never imagined that he would befriend a gang leader and spend the better part of a decade inside the projects under his protection. He got to know the neighborhood dealers, crackheads, squatters, prostitutes, pimps, activists, cops, organizers, and officials. From his position of unprecedented access, he observed the gang as they operated their crack-selling business and rose or fell within the ranks of the gang's complex organizational structure.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi
Dewey number
364.1/0660977311
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
C46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Gangs
  • Sociology students
  • Urban poor
  • Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"How does it feel to be black and poor?" -- First days on Federal Street -- Someone to watch over me -- Gang leader for a day -- Ms. Bailey's neighborhood -- The hustler and the hustled -- Black and blue -- The stay-together gang
Control code
173640924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9781594201509
Lccn
2007040170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)173640924
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"How does it feel to be black and poor?" -- First days on Federal Street -- Someone to watch over me -- Gang leader for a day -- Ms. Bailey's neighborhood -- The hustler and the hustled -- Black and blue -- The stay-together gang
Control code
173640924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9781594201509
Lccn
2007040170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)173640924

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