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              Books by Sudhir Venkatesh

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              Gang Leader for a Day
               

              Gang Leader for a Day (Paperback)

              By Venkatesh, Sudhir

              • RRP: $31.00
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              Describes the author's time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago. This book tells how in the Robert Taylor Homes projects on Chicago's South Side, he befriends JT, a gang leader for the Black Kings. It also tells how he gains JT's trust, and in order to convince the ...author of his CEO-like qualities, JT makes him leader of the gang.
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              ISBN 9780141030913
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Building Community Capacity

              Building Community Capacity (Hardback)

              By Chaskin, Robert J.; Brown, Prudence; Venkatesh, Sudhir; Vidal, Avid

              • RRP: $212.00
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              Designed to be widely accessible without sacrificing depth, Building Community Capacity provides a theoretically informed, systematic exploration of this fundamental issue. The authors combine a wealth of practical experience working with community-based initiatives with a deep t...heoretical understanding of the problems facing communities today to produce a clear definition of the concept of community capacity and a pointed review of strategies intended to foster it. Clearly and in detail, providing a systematic framework for comprehensive thinking about a cluster of related activities, they explore the choices and issues that must be confronted by all who share a practical interest in strengthening poor neighborhoods. Building Community Capacity draws widely on both academic and applied research. It uses existing knowledge as a basis for a synthetic analysis of substantial primary source material, including key-informant interviews with participants in community-building initiatives; data derived from in-depth implementation studies of certain core cases; and documentary and interview data from additional initiatives and organizations that are engaged in community-capacity building efforts. Data from the core cases consist of information and experience gathered in the documentation and evaluation of three major initiatives, allowing the detailed exploration to be sensitive to the nuances of approach, process, and context that inform the implementation of these efforts and condition their effects. Taken together, the cases represent a cross-section of the field of community-capacity building efforts, illustrating the range of strategies, contexts, actors, and implementation issues that have been encountered across a spectrum of community capacity building efforts. To ensure that the lessons to be drawn from in-depth analysis are broadly representative, the authors also develop a list of numerous other community-based initiatives, which they use to contextualize, illu
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              ISBN 9780202306391
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2001
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Applications of Social Work Series
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              Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York
               

              Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York (Paperback)

              By Venkatesh, Sudhir

              • RRP: $30.00
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              Amidst the trust-funder cocktail parties, midtown strip clubs, and immigrant-run sex shops, the author discovers a surprisingly fluid and dynamic social world - one that can be found in global cities everywhere.

              ISBN 9780141977393
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Adults / General
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              Building Community Capacity
               

              Building Community Capacity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chaskin, Robert J.; Brown, Prudence; Venkatesh, Sudhir; Vidal, Avid

              • RRP: $93.99
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              Designed to be widely accessible without sacrificing depth, Building Community Capacity provides a theoretically informed, systematic exploration of this fundamental issue. The authors combine a wealth of practical experience working with community-based initiatives with a deep t...heoretical understanding of the problems facing communities today to produce a clear definition of the concept of community capacity and a pointed review of strategies intended to foster it. Clearly and in detail, providing a systematic framework for comprehensive thinking about a cluster of related activities, they explore the choices and issues that must be confronted by all who share a practical interest in strengthening poor neighborhoods. Building Community Capacity draws widely on both academic and applied research. It uses existing knowledge as a basis for a synthetic analysis of substantial primary source material, including key-informant interviews with participants in community-building initiatives; data derived from in-depth implementation studies of certain core cases; and documentary and interview data from additional initiatives and organizations that are engaged in community-capacity building efforts. Data from the core cases consist of information and experience gathered in the documentation and evaluation of three major initiatives, allowing the detailed exploration to be sensitive to the nuances of approach, process, and context that inform the implementation of these efforts and condition their effects. Taken together, the cases represent a cross-section of the field of community-capacity building efforts, illustrating the range of strategies, contexts, actors, and implementation issues that have been encountered across a spectrum of community capacity building efforts. To ensure that the lessons to be drawn from in-depth analysis are broadly representative, the authors also develop a list of numerous other community-based initiatives, which they use to contextualize, illu
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              ISBN 9780202306407
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2001
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Modern Applications of Social Work Series
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              The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them
                

              The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them (Hardback)

              By Venkatesh, Sudhir

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              A New York Times bestselling author's gripping account of a Chicago community coming together to save a group of teenagers from gun violence. In the tradition of works like Random Family and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Sudhir Venkatesh's The Tomorrow Game is a deeply reported ...chronicle of families surviving in a Southside Chicago community. At the heart of the story are two teenagers: Marshal Mariot, an introverted video gamer and bike rider, and Frankie Paul, who leaves foster care to direct his cousin's drug business while he's in prison. Frankie devises a plan to attack Marshall and his friends--it is his best chance to showcase his toughness and win respect for his crew. Catching wind of the plan, Marshall and his friends decide they must preemptively go after Frankie's crew to defend their honor. The pressure mounts as both groups of teens race to find a gun and strike first. All the while, the community at large--a cast that includes the teens' families, black market gun dealers, local pastors, a bodega owner and a veteran beat cop--try their best to defuse the conflict and keep the kids alive. Based on Venkatesh's three decades of immersion in Chicago's Southside, and as propulsive as a novel, The Tomorrow Game is a nuanced, timely look at the toll that poverty and gun violence take on families and their communities.
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              ISBN 9781501194399
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
               

              Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Venkatesh, Sudhir

              • RRP: $38.99
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              First introduced in Freakonomics, here is the full story of Sudhir Venkatesh, the sociology graduate student who infiltrated one of Chicagos most notorious gangs.

              ISBN 9780143114932
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them
                

              The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Venkatesh, Sudhir; Read by Nankani, Soneela

              • RRP: $63.99
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              A New York Times bestselling author's gripping account of a Chicago community coming together to save a group of teenagers from gun violence.In the tradition of works like Random Family and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Sudhir Venkatesh's The Tomorrow Game is a deeply reported c...hronicle of families surviving in a Southside Chicago community. At the heart of the story are two teenagers: Marshal Mariot, an introverted video gamer and bike rider, and Frankie Paul, who leaves foster care to direct his cousin's drug business while he's in prison. Frankie devises a plan to attack Marshall and his friends--it is his best chance to showcase his toughness and win respect for his crew. Catching wind of the plan, Marshall and his friends decide they must preemptively go after Frankie's crew to defend their honor. The pressure mounts as both groups of teens race to find a gun and strike first. All the while, the community at large--a cast that includes the teens' families, black market gun dealers, local pastors, a bodega owner and a veteran beat cop--try their best to defuse the conflict and keep the kids alive. Based on Venkatesh's three decades of immersion in Chicago's Southside, and as propulsive as a novel, The Tomorrow Game is a nuanced, timely look at the toll that poverty and gun violence take on families and their communities.
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              ISBN 9781797141015
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
              Interest Age General Audience
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