Global Cities, Local Streets: Spaces of Everyday Diversity, a cutting edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of 6 teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present 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. This is an ideal addition to courses in urbanization, consumption, and globalization.
Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and was a visiting professor in the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam in 2010-11. She has written three books about New York City: Loft Living, The Cultures of Cities, andNaked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, as well as Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture. She won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems for her bookLandscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World.
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books includeCaribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race, Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Time,Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of The New Second Generations, and The Urban Ethnography Reader. He is co-author of Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, which received the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the American Sociological Association.
Xiangming Chen is the dean and director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also a distinguished guest professor in the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai. His (co)authored and co-edited books includeAs Borders Bend: Transnational Spaces on the Pacific Rim, Shanghai Rising: State Power and Local Transformations in a Global Megacity, andRethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities.