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  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Floating Cityby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    After his insider's study of Chicago crack gangs electrified the academy, Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade immersed in New York's underbelly, observing the call girls, drug dealers, prostitutes and other strivers that make up this booming underground economy. Amidst the trust-funder cocktail parties, midtown strip clubs,... more...

  • Floating Cityby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    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, acclaimed sociologist at... more...

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