on September 11, 2012
I enjoyed this book. It is primary a discussion of cultural and sociological characteristics of various groups within a sub-area. For example, a chapter is on China Town in San Francisco. He talks about its origin and its ebbs and flows.
I would have liked a little more rigor has to how to test, measure, or evaluate an enclave versus an area which just has many ___fill-in-the-blank__ people/businesses. What type of density or synergy is necessary? How many industries, besides restaurants, does it have to have? I would have liked a little more empirical rigor, i.e., numbers or maps that could denote an enclave or its boundaries. It tended to be too generalized.