Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

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.


Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology of the Municipal University of Omaha. Copyright 1935, Dorothy Ruth Mutz.