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Introduction

  • Geoffrey MossEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Abstract

In this chapter, I start by explaining the purposes and limitations of the present project. I then specify my research methods, introduce my major findings, and explain why I decided to draw on and amend the work of Richard Florida to analyze and illuminate these findings. I also note that Florida himself conducted his initial research on the creative class within the City of Pittsburgh. I conclude by building on Florida’s brief commentary on contemporary artists to introduce and define a new creative class subtype: the artistic creative class enclave.

Keywords

Artist survey Pittsburgh Lawrenceville Bohemian Creative class Artistic enclaves Urban sociology Urban studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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