Gang Leader for a Day: Sudhir Venkatesh

Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
Book: Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

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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. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatesh managed to gain entrance into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

When Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a…more


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