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

User Review  - Bridget Conroy - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book about gangs and an outsider's view while spending many years with them. I thought the ending would be better with a better update on where everyone ended up or that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mathilda Wheeler - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book--it gave me an insight into gangs in Chicago in the 1990's, but I had issues with the role of the narrator. He's writing about his research process for his doctoral thesis in ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Elizabeth Chamberlain - Goodreads

A very interesting look at life in the projects. It gave me a different perspective on the mentality and culture of being in a gang. Read full review

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

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Entrepreneurship and community involvement. Not two things you would normally associate with an inner city gang of crack dealers, but that is the essence of this view from inside a Chicago gang during ... Read full review

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

User Review  - MJ - Goodreads

Venkatesh's decade-long foray into a Chicago-area street gang provides an interesting ethnography on the structure of these criminal organizations and the environment in which they exist. Gang Leader ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

This author is a moron. Even after spending years in the projects, he still doesn't know how things work. I was really blown away by his naivety and lack of common sense. He's surprised that gangs use ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rachna - Goodreads

It has a lot of promise but somewhere you feel that if the author could have asked some of the questions he had wanted to but was scared to ask, there would have been a more in depth understanding of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Emmalee Miller - Goodreads

'Gang Leader For a Day' follows a budding sociologist, Sudhir Venkatesh (the author), while he is attending graduate school. He details his account of spending about seven years with the Black King ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Magda - Goodreads

Definitely a perspective that was new to me. Read full review

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

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

Fascinating. I could barely put it down, even over Christmas holidays. Read full review


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