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 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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