Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Wayne Wheeler


The overal objective of this chapter is to outline the purposes and strategies of this thesis. A statement will be made concerning the setting that was studied, and the methodological techniques that have been employed in the research. Prior to handling these, however, a basic statement of the reasons for studying the community will be set forth. This introductory chapter will close with an outline of the organisation of the thesis.


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 Robert J. Franzese May, 1974

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