PENGUIN GROUP USA "Gang Leader for a Day" Book narrates the full story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced and is written by Sudhir Venkatesh.
PENGUIN GROUP USA "Gang Leader for a Day" Book describes the author's grad student idealism and his friendship with gang leader JT. Book tells the story of the complicated friendship that develops between Venkatesh and JT.
Age group and grade: Ages 18+ years and grades adult
Title: "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets"
Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
Subject: Social scientists and psychologists/biography - general
Number of pages: 320
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Size: 8.4"H x 5.4"W x 0.7"D
Examining the morally ambiguous, highly intricate and often corrupt struggle to survive in an urban war zone
It is an absolutely incredible book
Including the challenges confronting parents in a drug-infested and violent social environment, is disturbing
Story of the complicated friendship that develops between Venkatesh and JT - 2 young and ambitious men a universe apart
Reminds us that there continue to be separate and unequal americas that ultimately impact us all
Rich with original information and insights on poor families, drug dealers and even the police
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