Faculty Book: Sharon Zukin

Sharon Zukin

Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change
25th Anniversary Edition, with a new introduction
(Rutgers University Press, 2014)

Since its initial publication, Loft Living has become the classic analysis of the emergence of artists as a force of gentrification and the related rise of “creative city” policies around the world. This 25th anniversary edition, with a new introduction, illustrates how loft living has spread around the world and that artists’ districts — trailing the success of SoHo in New York — have become a global tourist attraction. Zukin reveals the economic shifts and cultural transformations that brought widespread attention to artists as lifestyle models and agents of urban change, and explains their role in attracting investors and developers to the derelict loft districts where they made their home.

Sharon Zukin (Brooklyn) serves on the doctoral faculty in Sociology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAR 4, 2015

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