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Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor

Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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Takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighbourhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate, dangerous and remarkable ways in which a community survives. This book presents an entire world  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
ISBN: 9780674023550 0674023552
OCLC Number: 232346763
Description: xix, 426 p. ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh.
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[Venkatesh] examines the underground economy of a poor Chicago neighborhood and discovers a thriving system of licit and illicit exchange. Although the resourcefulness of certain drug dealers, Read more...

 
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