Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
Before making a study of the social life of a particular area it is essential to classify the area as to type and character with reference to the surrounding area. Various interpretations are givens the terms "community" and "neighborhood", the terms often being used synonymously. The term "suburb", a comparatively recent sociological term, is also open to diverse interpretation. Thus in order to systematize the variety of terms only those interpretations will be analyzed which seem to apply most directly to the area studied.
Mutz, Dorothy Ruth, "Benson: A residential suburban community" (1935). Student Work. 547.