Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Sudhir Venkatesh

Title   Gang Leader for a Day

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   15 x 23 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Allen Lane 2008

ISBN    0713999942 / 9780713999945

Seller ID   024151

When naïve 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’d want to return to find out more about them, ignoring everyone’s advice and entering a dangerous world beyond 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, until 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 Billy says that Otis lied about how much crack he sold, and somebody needs to be punished? What’s more, why does J.T. make his henchmen, the ‘shorties’, stay in school? When will T-Bone (in charge of gang security, takes his job very seriously) intervene in a mob lynching? Just who does C-Note have to pay if he wants to carry on washing cars? 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, thirty 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 really to cross the line, to understand how the people he is studying live day to day. What he doesn’t expect is to become part of their lives. Printed Pages: 320.

Sudhir Venkatesh

Price = 11.99 USD


Books of related interest
Chandrkanta (in Hindi)
Devkinandan Khatri
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Shrikant, Vol. I (in Hindi)
Sharatchandr Chattopadhyay
12.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Shrikant, Vol. II (in Hindi)
Sharatchandr Chattopadhyay
12.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Gaban (in Hindi)
Premchand
13.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Karambhumi (in Hindi)
Premchand
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

How the Firefly Got Its Light: The Adventurous Tale of Jugnu Rani
Pradyumna Kumar
6.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Neon Fish in Dark Water
Aniket Jaaware
5.05 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Spoonful of Grey
Diana Romany
6.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Suragi Tree
Prabhaker Acharya
7.10 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Human Values in Education
N.L. Gupta
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Human Values
M.L. Dewan, Ashok Kini Hosdurg & Pradeep Nayak (Authors)
22.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Introducing Post Modernism and Post Colonialism
M. Stephen
7.60 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie