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Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Sudhir Venkatesh
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-02-05
ISBN : 0141920645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago and answers another question: what's it like to live in hell? In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As he slowly gains J.T.'s trust, one day, in order to convince Sudhir of his own CEO-like qualities, J.T. makes him leader of the gang... Why does J.T. make his henchmen, the 'shorties', stay in school? What is the difference between a 'regular' hustler and a 'hype' - and is Peanut telling him the truth about which she is? And, when the FBI finally starts cracking down on the Black Kings, is it time to get out - or is it too late?

Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Penguin Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780713999945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gang Leader for a Dayis a gripping journey of discovery about life on the wrong side of the tracks. When na�ve sociology student Sudhir Venkatesh went to find out more about urban poverty in Chicago, the last thing he expected was to be held hostage by a gang. And he never guessed that, after being released, he's want to return to find out more about them, ignoring everyone's advice and entering a dangerous world beond anything he'd ever experienced. In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As their friendship grows, he slowly gains J.T.'s trust, unil one day, in order to convince Sudhir of his own CEO-like qualities, J.T. makes him leader of the gang. Deciding who cleans up the buildings after a party gets out of hand is one thing, but what do you do when somebody needs to be punished? What's more, why does J.T. make his henchmen, the 'shorties', stay in school? What is the difference between a 'regular' hustler and a 'hype' - and is Peanut telling him the truth about which she is? Why is Moochie sleeping with Ms Bailey, the all-powerful president of the building, theirty years his senior? And, when the FBI finally starts cracking down on the Black Kings, is it time to get out - or is it too late? Incredibly funny and heartbreaking, this is a story of one man's commitment to really crossing the line, to understanding how the people he is studying live day to day. What he doesn't expect is to become a part of their lives.

100 Facts about Gang Leader for a Day

100 Facts about Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Andrew Orry
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-04
ISBN : 9785458990042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

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Publisher : thimblesofplenty
Release : 2021-12-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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100 Statements about Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Samuel Palling
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 9785458843645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Study Guide

Study Guide Book
Author : SuperSummary
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-03-09
ISBN : 9781799213925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 52-page guide for "Gang Leader for a Day" by Sudhir Venkatesh includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Race and Space.

Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781436258012
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. This is the full story of how Venkatesh managed to gain entrée into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment. When first-year grad student Venkatesh walked into one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a survey on urban poverty. He never imagined that he would befriend a gang leader and spend the better part of a decade inside the projects under his protection. He got to know the neighborhood dealers, crackheads, squatters, prostitutes, pimps, activists, cops, organizers, and officials. From his position of unprecedented access, he observed the gang as they operated their crack-selling business and rose or fell within the ranks of the gang's complex organizational structure.--From publisher description.

American Project

American Project Book
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780674008304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High-rise public housing was a signature of the post-World War II city. A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive homes for all Americans, the "projects" soon became synonymous with the black urban poor, isolation and overcrowding, drugs, gang violence, and neglect. Here, Venkatesh seeks to salvage public housing's troubled legacy.

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100 Things You Don t Wanna Know about Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Ryan Peak
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 9785458983860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

What the Whole World Is Saying

What the Whole World Is Saying Book
Author : Thomas Brock
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458985383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Shakespeare Would Cry

Shakespeare Would Cry Book
Author : Jonathan Hook
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-04
ISBN : 9785458982795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

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Never Sleep Again  the Most Dangerous Facts about Gang Leader for a Day Book
Author : Sebastian Young
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-04
ISBN : 9785458991681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Floating City

Floating City Book
Author : Sudhir Venkatesh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-09-12
ISBN : 1101638680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York’s underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and poor that secretly weaves together the whole city. Sudhir Venkatesh, acclaimed sociologist at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day, returns to the streets to connect the dots of New York’s divergent economic worlds and crack the code of the city’s underground economy. Based on Venkatesh’s interviews with prostitutes and socialites, immigrants and academics, high end drug bosses and street-level dealers, Floating City exposes the underground as the city’s true engine of social transformation and economic prosperity—revealing a wholly unprecedented vision of New York. A memoir of sociological investigation, Floating City draws from Venkatesh’s decade of research within the affluent communities of Upper East Side socialites and Midtown businessmen, the drug gangs of Harlem and the sex workers of Brooklyn, the artists of Tribeca and the escort services of Hell’s Kitchen. Venkatesh arrived in the city after his groundbreaking research in Chicago, where crime remained stubbornly local: gangs stuck to their housing projects and criminals stayed on their corners. But in Floating City, Venkatesh discovers that New York’s underground economy unites instead of divides inhabitants: a vast network of “off the books” transactions linking the high and low worlds of the city. Venkatesh shows how dealing in drugs and sex and undocumented labor bridges the conventional divides between rich and poor, unmasking a city knit together by the invisible threads of the underground economy. Venkatesh closely follows a dozen New Yorkers locked in the underground economy. His greatest guide is Shine, an African American drug boss based in Harlem who hopes to break into the elusive, upscale cocaine market. Without connections among wealthy whites, Shine undertakes an audacious campaign of self-reinvention, leaving behind the certainties of race and class with all the drive of the greatest entrepreneurs. As Shine explains to Venkatesh, “This is New York! We’re like hummingbirds, man. We go flower to flower. . . . Here, you need to float.” Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy chronicles Venkatesh’s decade of discovery and loss in the shifting terrain of New York, where research subjects might disappear suddenly and new allies emerge by chance, where close friends might reveal themselves to be criminals of the lowest order. Propelled by Venkatesh’s numerous interviews and firsthand research, Floating City at its heart is a story of one man struggling to understand a complex global city constantly in the throes of becoming.

Off the Books

Off the Books Book
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 9780674044647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a community survives. The result is a dramatic narrative of individuals at work, and a rich portrait of a community. But while excavating the efforts of men and women to generate a basic livelihood for themselves and their families, Off the Books offers a devastating critique of the entrenched poverty that we so often ignore in America, and reveals how the underground economy is an inevitable response to the ghetto's appalling isolation from the rest of the country.

Gangland An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave 2 volumes

Gangland  An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave  2 volumes  Book
Author : Laura L. Finley
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2018-10-31
ISBN : 1440844747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This two-volume set integrates informative encyclopedia entries and essential primary documents to provide an illuminating overview of trends in gang membership and activity in America in the 21st century. • Comprises approximately 200 encyclopedia entries on gangs in the United States • Illustrates entries through 16 primary documents • Provides a chronology to help readers to contextualize developments related to gang activity • Includes a Guide to Related Topics to facilitate tangential discovery • Defines terms essential to understanding the subject matter of the text in a glossary

Leadership

Leadership Book
Author : Brigid Carroll,Jackie Ford,Scott Taylor
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2019-03-18
ISBN : 1526470853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Written from a global and critical perspective with a diverse range of cases and examples throughout, this is an inspiring read for developing leaders operating within global and multicultural work settings. ‘Power’ is taken as central theme for this book, opening up discussion about issues that are often neglected in leadership texts i.e. fairness, equity, justice, resistance, conflict, emancipation, oppression, rationality, politics, globalization, the natural environment, and knowledge. New to this edition: A new prologue: ‘An Unconventional History of Leadership Studies' A new epilogue on ‘Embodied Leadership, Ethics, and its Affects’ written by David Knights, one of the authors of Embodied Research Methods (pub April 2019) 3 new topical integrative case studies, based on current events: Jacinda Ar-dern’s pregnancy when PM; #MeToo; and Suma Foods co-operative Updated research and pedagogical features throughout, including the ‘Leadership on Screen’ feature The book is complemented by a range of online resources including PowerPoint slides, videos of the book’s authors providing an overview of the chapter and discussing why the topic is important, access to journal articles discussed in the book, and links to additional relevant material.

Floating City

Floating City Book
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Penguin Press HC
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781594204166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The best-selling author of Gang Leader for a Day takes his next sociological study to Manhattan, where he travels through the underground economy utilized by prostitutes, madams, drug dealers, immigrants, hedge fund traders, hipster artists and nannies.

Case Studies in Social Psychology

Case Studies in Social Psychology Book
Author : Thomas Heinzen,Wind Goodfriend
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2018-03-21
ISBN : 1544308906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Case Studies in Social Psychology: Critical Thinking and Application, Thomas Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend use brief, entertaining case stories to illustrate the historical context and evolution of major theories within the field of social psychology. By employing a unique mix of contemporary research and hallmark studies, Heinzen and Goodfriend encourage students to explore new, meaningful ways of thinking about and connecting with foundational course concepts. In turn, this approach facilitates engaged conversation and deeper critical thinking both in and out of the classroom. INSTRUCTORS: Bundle Case Studies in Social Psychology with the core text also by Heinzen and Goodfriend, Social Psychology, for only $5 more! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-3032-7

Understanding and Applying Research Design

Understanding and Applying Research Design Book
Author : Martin Lee Abbott,Jennifer McKinney
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-01-07
ISBN : 1118605292
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fresh approach to bridging research design with statistical analysis While good social science requires both research design and statistical analysis, most books treat these two areas separately. Understanding and Applying Research Design introduces an accessible approach to integrating design and statistics, focusing on the processes of posing, testing, and interpreting research questions in the social sciences. The authors analyze real-world data using SPSS software, guiding readers on the overall process of science, focusing on premises, procedures, and designs of social scientific research. Three clearly organized sections move seamlessly from theoretical topics to statistical techniques at the heart of research procedures, and finally, to practical application of research design: Premises of Research introduces the research process and the capabilities of SPSS, with coverage of ethics, Empirical Generalization, and Chi Square and Contingency Table Analysis Procedures of Research explores key quantitative methods in research design including measurement, correlation, regression, and causation Designs of Research outlines various design frameworks, with discussion of survey research, aggregate research, and experiments Throughout the book, SPSS software is used to showcase the discussed techniques, and detailed appendices provide guidance on key statistical procedures and tips for data management. Numerous exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material, and a related website features additional data sets and SPSS code. Understanding and Applying Research Design is an excellent book for social sciences and education courses on research methods at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also an insightful reference for professionals who would like to learn how to pose, test, and interpret research questions with confidence.

If You Can See It You Can Be It

If You Can See It  You Can Be It Book
Author : Jeff Henderson
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2013-11-04
ISBN : 1401940625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his latest book, Chef Jeff Henderson, the New York Times best-selling author of Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, From Cocaine to Foie Gras, presents two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker. He has devoted himself to mentoring and motivating at-risk and vulnerable Americans, and his remarkable achievements and inspiring presentations have made him a sought-after speaker for business and non-profit organizations, addressing tens of thousands of individuals each year at conventions, conferences, and seminars. Now, with the 12 inspiring and pragmatic "recipes" he offers in this book, you can discover your hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and secure bulletproof personal and professional success. Whether you’re a "have-not" suffering from generational or situational poverty or a "lost-a-lot" knocked out by the economic recession, you’ll learn something from Chef Jeff’s unique perspectives on the virtues of self-knowledge, hard work, determination, and leverage in the real world. Reboot your dreams and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success!