Book Discussion on Gang Leader for a Day

Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate… read more

Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years observing the daily life of the urban poor and the inner workings of a local gang. In the book he chronicles his experience getting to know the residents of a public housing project, interacting with gang members, and befriending the gang’s leader. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Gang Leader for a Day

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203090-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Feb 16, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2008

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  • Feb 16, 2008 | 8:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2008 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2008 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2008 | 3:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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