Professor Sharon Zukin‘s talk will be based on her recently published co-authored book Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge ethnography that reports on the rapidly expanding field of global urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The book presents shopping streets from each city – New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto, and Tokyo – how they have changed over the years, and how they illustrate globalization embedded in local communities.
The globally acclaimed urban thinker Sharon Zukin is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Zukin is the author of numerous books and articles on cities, culture, and consumption, and a researcher on urban, cultural and economic change. She was Broeklundian Professor from 1996 to 2008. She received the Lynd Award for Career Achievement in urban sociology, from the American Sociological Association, and the C. Wright Mills Book Award for Landscapes of Power. She was visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, 2010-11, and is a distinguished fellow in the Advanced Research Collaborative at the CUNY Graduate Center in fall 2014.
Introduction by Yifei Li,
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies with moderation of the Q&A by Lena Scheen
, Assistant Professor of Global China Studies.
The talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Asia, the Global China Studies program, the Humanities program, the Social Science program and External & Academic Events at NYU Shanghai.