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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

Label
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
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
Summary
Recounts the story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work "Freakonomics," describing the author's idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his witness to the organization's crack-selling trade
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257833
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
364.1/0660977311
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a rogue sociologist takes to the streets
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=197797
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn442891237
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440631894
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
74D99089-47B3-430B-AFFB-82ECC81C6DC6
System control number
(OCoLC)442891237
Label
Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets, Sudhir Venkatesh
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=197797
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
ocn442891237
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440631894
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
74D99089-47B3-430B-AFFB-82ECC81C6DC6
System control number
(OCoLC)442891237

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