Date of Award

Fall 1-1-1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. George Helling

Second Advisor

Dr. George Barger

Third Advisor

Dr. John Nye


American sociologists have had an abiding interest in the causes and consequences of urban phenomena. Afterall, the emergent American metropolis has a certain lure to it, which is no doubt engendered by its marked cultural and social heterogeneity, and fluid spatial and social mobility. Then too, urban problems are highly visible problems; declining and dilapidated areas, poverty "pockets", crime, etc., all command attention from diverse agencies and segments of the public.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Michael Leigh Dean Fall, 1973

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