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The Resource Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

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Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor
Title
Off the books
Title remainder
the underground economy of the urban poor
Statement of responsibility
Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 entrepreneurs like the mechanic who works in an alley; from the preacher who provides mediation services to the beauty parlor owner who rents her store out for gambling parties; and from street vendors hawking socks and incense to the drug dealing and extortion of the local gang, we come to see how these activities form the backbone of the ghetto economy.--From publisher description
Summary
The desperate, dangerous, and remarkable ways in which the Marquis Park community on Chicago's Southside survives is explored in this devastating critique of the entrenched poverty so often ignored in America
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265219
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DLC
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Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2346.U52
LC item number
C535 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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the underground economy of the urban poor
Label
Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-410) and index
Contents
Living underground -- Home at work -- The entrepreneur -- The street hustler -- The preacher -- Our gang -- As the shady world turns
Control code
ocm69672046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 426 p.
Isbn
9780674023550
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046213
System control number
(OCoLC)69672046
Label
Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor, Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-410) and index
Contents
Living underground -- Home at work -- The entrepreneur -- The street hustler -- The preacher -- Our gang -- As the shady world turns
Control code
ocm69672046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 426 p.
Isbn
9780674023550
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046213
System control number
(OCoLC)69672046

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