Advisor

Joseph F. Jones

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (102 p.)

Subjects

Street names -- Oregon -- Portland, Community power -- Oregon -- Portland, Decision making -- Oregon -- Portland, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Portland), Union Avenue (Portland)

DOI

10.15760/etd.6132

Abstract

This study explored the nature of community power and decision-making surrounding the renaming of Portland's Union Avenue in honor of the slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Employing an integrated theoretical framework based on G. William Domhoff's (1967) perspective of the compatibility of c. Wright Mills' Power Elite Model (1956) and Robert A. Dahl's Pluralist Model (1961) plus Claude s. Fischer's (1982) perspective on the nature of the urban social environment, this study attempted to provide insight into and understanding of the dynamics involved in the controversy that developed over the efforts to rename a street for Dr. King, the decision-making process, and the apparent motivations of the participants.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24623

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