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Gang Leader for a Day

Sudhir Venkatesh

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Description:

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 Venkatesh managed to gain entrée 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, he would befriend a gang leader named JT and spend the better part of the next decade inside the projects under JT's protection, documenting what he saw there. Over the next seven years, Venkatesh observed JT and the rest of the gang as they operated their crack selling business, conducted PR within their community, and rose up or fell within the ranks of the gang's complex organizational structure. Gang Leader for a Day is an inside view into the morally ambiguous, highly intricate, often corrupt struggle to survive in an urban war zone. It is also the story of a complicated friendship between two young and ambitious men, a universe apart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Reg Rogers, Stephen J. Dubner

Length:

8h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:03