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Sudhir Venkatesh

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Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade living with the Black Kings gang in Chicago's South Side. His research later became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?). He is now Professor of Sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University.

Books by Sudhir Venkatesh

Gang Leader for a Day

What happens when a long-haired Asian kid wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt wanders into the roughest part of town carrying a clipboard?

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