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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
Creator
Contributor
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.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1966-
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Venkatesh, Sudhir
Dewey number
[Axis360]
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Venkatesh, Sudhir
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • Gangs
  • African Americans
  • Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440631894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0009354769
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1814032
  • (OCoLC)442891237
  • (NjBwBT)bk0009354769
  • 1814032
  • 1834541
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440631894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0009354769
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1814032
  • (OCoLC)442891237
  • (NjBwBT)bk0009354769
  • 1814032
  • 1834541

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