Zukin, Sharon



Richard Rosen

Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Naked City completes her “New York trilogy,” following Loft Living (1982, rev. ed. 1989) and The Cultures of Cities (1995).  Her book Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World (1991) won the C. Wright Mills Award; she is also the author of Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture (2004) and the co-editor of After the World Trade Center (2002), among other books.  In 2007 she received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award for career achievement from the community and urban sociology section of the American Sociological Association.

On Rorotoko:

On her book Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places
(Our Cover Feature of December 15, 2009)