Date of Award

12-1-1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (2, vii, 90 leaves, 3 overhead transparencies)

Subjects

Lair Hill (Portland -- Or.), Neighborhoods

DOI

10.15760/etd.727

Abstract

This thesis is a study of a community in physical isolation. The first chapter describes the methodology used. Short form questionnaires and in-depth interviews were gathered. Three sets of historical maps were drawn from documented sources. A film describing the life style and beliefs of some community residents was made. The second chapter is an evaluation of some of the literature on the neighborhood. This chapter details the hypothesis that external pressures and externally created needs tended in the case of the Lair Hill area to produce a Gemeinschaft-like situation which proves stronger than the many factors making for heterogeneity in this ethnically and culturally and generationally mixed community. Chapter three details the history of the neighborhood: first, from the turn of the century to the beginning of urban renewal in 1958; second, from 1958 to the present day. Chapter four details both the heterogeneous and homogeneous factors in interaction in the community and further explores the conflict between exterior society and the common interest of the people in the Lair Hill community.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Sociology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9553

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