Saturday, July 5, 2008

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Socialist Takes to the Streets

Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
Bugs: 5
Review by: BoxerMom

This was an interesting book. The author was a graduate student who heads out to interview people living in the Chicago projects. Can you picture an eager student with questionnaire in hand heading to one of the most impoverished areas of the city to ask what it feels like to be poor? This book gives a unique perspective regarding the gang's economic, social, educational and law enforcement roles.

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