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Gang Leader for a Day

Author: Venkatesh, Sudhir Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Illinois, Chicago
Genre: Biography
Time Frame: 1990s
Published: 2007
Description: Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in ""Freakonomics"" (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago and answers another question: what's it like to live in hell? In the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, Sudhir befriends J.T., a gang leader for the Black Kings. As he slowly gains J.T.'s trust, one day, in order to convince Sudhir of his own CEO-like qualities, J.T. makes him leader of the gang...Why does J.T.
  
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