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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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Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate, dangerous, and remarkable ways in which a community survives. We find there an entire world of unregulated, unreported, and untaxed work, a system of living off the books that is daily life in the ghetto. From women who clean houses and prepare lunches for the local hospital to small-scale  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
ISBN: 0674023552 9780674023550 9780674030718 0674030710
OCLC Number: 69672046
Description: xix, 426 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Living underground --
Home at work --
The entrepreneur --
The street hustler --
The preacher --
Our gang --
As the shady world turns.
Responsibility: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh.

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Explores the desperate, dangerous, and remarkable ways in which a community survives in Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside.  Read more...
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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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