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  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    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 Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    New York Magazine : ?If you live in the New York of Shake Shack burgers and business meetings at the W Hotel, you should read Sudhir Venkatesh?s Floating City ?. If it?s criminal or iniquitous and happens here, it?s probably to be found in this book.? The Guardian : ?Compelling?. Like the acclaimed writer Katherine Boo, Venkatesh is interested... more...

  • Floating Cityby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    "Riveting." -- The New York Times "Compelling... dramatic... Venkatesh gives readers a window into a way of life that few Americans understand." -- Newsweek "An eye-opening account into an underserved city within the city." -- Chicago Tribune "The achievement of Gang Leader for a Day is to give the dry statistics a raw, beating heart." -- The Boston... more...

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