Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology


America has a people who are "on the move." Modern transportation, communication, decentralization of industry, and crowding of cities have all encouraged a mobile population. In this mobility, all cities include within their boundaries definite characteristics of many neighborhoods. Sociologists by concensus of opinion define a neighborhood as an area with fairly well-defined boundaries, occupied by individuals or families living in close physical proximity. From a social-psychological point of view, the emphasis would be upon the attitudes of neighbors toward each other and of the emotional intensity of the interaction. The specific area selected as the basis for this study was a cluster of neighborhoods which were in the process of under going many changes both socially and economically by the invasion of the Negro group. Because of the marked change by Invasion and succession recently brought about through mobility of population, social planning interest has been directed toward a means of meeting some of the basic needs of its population.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Sociology Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Mary E. Flannigan June, 1957

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