Gang Culture Is a Strangely Ambivalent Culture 2. The result is his new book, Gang Leader for a Day. Sudhir attended a meeting where a man named Lenny Duster talked to teenagers about the rights, responsibilities, and power of voting, he talked to them about the importance of education and told that they are wrong for dropping out, he told them how to 'work' sells drugs and who to sell to. Because of his background he is very naïve about life within the projects. Bailey she handles the situation, but later learns that sudhir help in the fight. People get judged everyday here either by what we wear or how we talk, sometimes even by who we hang out with. In order to find out first-hand how a gang that earns its money selling crack cocaine functions from the inside, Venkatesh dared to get involved on a superficial basis with the gang.
A crossing guard motioned them to hurry up and cross the street, for there were a couple of 18-wheelers idling impatiently at a green light. Do you think Sudhir is spying for J. Not only that, but the projects are finnaly getting demolished. Most tenants were less suspicious of Sudhir and let him hang around more often than the past. Bailey, he starts to help her out with her food drives and food donations to the community, and as well her meetings that she runs. As well, Sudhir kicked a guy in the stomach which is involving him in Ms. The consequences of not obeying a certain law could result in death.
Instead of neatly answering his carefully-prepared questions - How does it feel to be black and poor? Sudhir is called a Mexican, the only reason he was called mexican was because of the way he looked. As more meetings passed, the promotion of J. The book is written as a and encorporates some of the stylistic traits of fiction. But as you read along, desciphering the sentences, you will begin to learn the differences between the two sets of worlds. Sudhir decided to go on his own and talk to residents without J. Sometimes Sudhir wonders at how Ms.
Despite these flaws, he is still very interested in the Robert Taylor Homes and has been studying for 4 years at this point. Things turned out to be much more complex than he had hoped for. Even though Sudhir was put through all that trouble of being different and coming into the projects, but he still goes back and tries to gain respect and learn about the gang. When the fight in sues and Blue is in trouble Sudhir jumps in the fight. After this traumatic event, the well deserved good news was delivered, J. Arson fire has blackened the houses. If I knew I was in potential danger I think I would still continue to hang around there because alot of those people have become like family to Sudhir, after hanging out there for 4-5 years.
Sudhir ends the chapter realizing it's hard to think of any tenants that weren't mad at him. In his book Gang Leader for a Day, he tells of his sociology research within one of the roughest housing projects in Chicago. To that point, he had had little exposure to suburban neighbourhood in Chicago. Throughout the text it becomes clear that a conflict paradigm is being reflected. Bailey felt when she found out that Sudhir had kicked a guy in the stomach? So thats what we learn, perserverence can get us far and make our enemy our friends.
Before he even turned the key, I mentioned, half-joking, that I thought he was seriously overpaid. After a few minutes the man ran out of the shop to his car, the woman began to throw liquor bottles onto his car until she was stopped by other gang members. Bailey is still a responsible woman, making sure everyone is sheltered, fed and merely healthy. T c C-note d Price 3. Why were Brass and C-Note beat up? Sudhir is faced to deal with Billy and Otis because Billy never payed Otis but Otis never gave all the money he owed Billy.
I can Relate to Sudhir because in the first chapter Sudhir is juged because of the way he looks and the colour of his skin, I go to school at Rober Bateman and it's the same way here as it is on the streets. What was the reason for J. Go back to where you came from. Is it any of their business how people look. There's no war on right now, no fighting. Who's Who Sudhir Venkatash: Sudhir is a University of Chicago student assigned to study poor black people in the projects of Chicago.
In a way have more freedom. Bailey Stabbed her boyfriend Why was C-Note and other tenants mad at Sudhir? The book chronicles the life of the urban poor and explores Venkatesh's views on poverty, money, gangs, drugs, and life in. Sudhir thought it over and came to the conclusion that Billy never did pay Otis, but at the same time, Otis never denied stealing te owed money. For Sudhir, this statement stands correct. The domestic scene surprised me a bit, for I had read so much about the poverty and danger in Robert Taylor, how children ran around without parents and how drugs had overtaken the community.
I knew he had my best interests in mind, but it still came as a shock to me that I would have to widen my focus if I still planned to base my dissertation on this community. In the novel, most live in poverty and have to live in group buildings or homes or gain their money from drugs. Reggie had invited Sudhir to the bar with him to hopefully further his insight of what the police men do on a daily basis, while at the bar on of Reggie's fellow cops started to become arrogant towards Sudhir and sending threats towards him. First of all, even though 96% of the people living there are unemployed, flourishes. Otis pocketed the rest of the money that he claimed Billy owed him. With people like us, you should hang out, get to know what they do, how they do it. Enterprising gang members, like J.
Bailey uses C-Note and his group to hunt him down. Compassionate: When Sudhir took Clarisse home he made sure that her children were fed, even though he was used. Chapter Summary: The community is having a party A drive-by shooting occurs by a rival gang Price gets shot Gang uses his car to get him to the hospital Officer Reggie gets Sudhir to meet with other police officers Sudhir gets interrogated by officer Jerry Sudhir helps Autry with the Boys and Girls Club Sudhir learns that the police are involved in drug dealing The police are jealous of drug dealers that are making more money then them, so they give Sudhir a hard time Lots of dealers are being arrested Sudhir is being accused of being an informent J. In the building, community and the housing projects, everyone helps eachother out and protects one another. I have to admit that J.