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American Project

The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto

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PAPERBACK

$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674008304

Publication Date: 04/15/2002

Academic Trade

360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2000 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Sociology and Anthropology Category
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