Sunday, July 29, 2007

"The 'Wood" Diaspora

Homewood is an excellent example of the kind of identity hierarchy in play when studying the Pittsburgh Diaspora. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's journal My Homewood appreciates the neighborhood's Diaspora, demonstrating how scattered that small community has become. I don't know if this kind of small-scale diaspora is unique to Pittsburgh, but it is an important feature to consider. Given Pittsburgh's geographic apartheid, neighborhood diasporas may be more critical to economic development where it is needed most, than a broader regional initiative.

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