Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day

Synopsis

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.

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 045
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 046
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 047
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 048
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 049
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 050
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 051
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 052
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 053
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 054
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 055
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 056
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 057
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 058
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 059
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 060
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 061
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 062
    Duration: 09min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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