American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto

American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto

By: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh (author), William Julius Wilson (foreword_author)Hardback

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Based on nearly a decade of fieldwork in Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes, this study presents an account of daily life in an American public housing complex.

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Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh is Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Columbia University.


Foreword Preface Introduction 1. A Place to Call Home 2. Doing the Hustle 3. "What's It Like to Be in Hell?" 4. Tenants Face Off with the Gang 5. Street-Gang Diplomacy 6. The Beginning of the End of a Modern Ghetto Author's Note Notes Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/04/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780674008304
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780674008304
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 0674008308

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