Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
Throughout the history of mankind, individuals and all kinds of groups have existed together in localities. We refer to such combinations of individuals and groups as communities. As social units, communities are the focus for study by social scientists of various disciplines. The study of human interaction in the natural laboratory of a community is accomplished by use of the community study method. In this thesis, a case study of the town of Uden, Holland, is presented as an example of how members interacted with one another to foster the continuity of their community. Before presenting the analysis, however, it is necessary first to discuss the nature of communities, the methods for community study, and the ways that this study of Uden demonstrates both of these.
Van Rossum, Charles F., "Uden, Holland: A Study of Community and Social Process" (1980). Student Work. 1871.
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