Gang Leader for a Day

Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh on his study of a crack-dealing gang in the Robert Taylor Homes,  Chicago IL. Whilst the gang was involved in drug traffic, Sudhir Venkatesh also talks about the social purpose of the gang in absence of public services. People could turn to the gang, to get help. The study was published in the book Gang Leader for a Day in 2008.

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