Sudhir Venkatesh


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

"A rich portrait of the urban poor, drawn not from statistics but from vivid tales of their lives and his, and how they intertwined."

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Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor

"This is a Chicago you don't know, told in readable prose that puts most other sociologists to shame.”

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American Project: The Rise and Fall of the Modern Ghetto

"American Project is moving, thoughtful, and written with common-sense clarity.”

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Youth, Globalization, and the Law (Co-edited with Ronald Kassimir)

"An interesting and thought-provoking collection of case studies..."

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