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Author Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi.

Title Gang leader for a day [OverDrive electronic resource] : [a rogue sociologist takes to the streets] / Sudhir Venkatesh.

Publication Info. New York : HarperAudio, 2008.
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Playing Time 084439
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 125675 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Cast Reg Rogers ; foreward read by Stephen J. Dubner ; selections read by the author.
Note Duration: 8:44:39.
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. Gang leader for a day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree 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 multiple-choice survey on urban poverty. A first-year grad student hoping to impress his professors with his boldness, he never imagined that as a result of the assignment he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of a decade inside the projects under JT's protection, documenting what he saw there. Over the next seven years, Venkatesh got to know the neighborhood dealers, crackheads, squatters, prostitutes, pimps, activists, cops, organizers, and officials.
Subject Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi.
Gangs -- Illinois -- Chicago. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago. -- Sound recordings.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audiobook.
Added Author Rogers, Reg.
Dubner, Stephen J.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Other Form: Original 9780061571138 (OCoLC)176888441
ISBN 9780061629228 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
0061629227 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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