ERIC Number: ED039060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Consequences of Recent Urban to Rural Migration in a Resort Community.
Schores, Daniel M.
Designed to discover the influence of rapidly increasing commercial recreation on social interaction, this study dealt with the nature and changing significance of community institutions. The study was conducted from 1963 to 1965 in the emerging community of Osage Beach, Missouri, as a basis for the author's doctoral dissertation. Data for the study were obtained from observation of the community over a 3-year period, historical records, and interviews with a 25 percent random sample of all household (N=77). Findings of the study were that the institutions (schools, churches, government, and voluntary associations) of the community were strongly influenced by newcomers who were attracted to a rural recreation environment. By attempting to recreate their familiar urban culture, the newcomers created social dissonance between themselves and the more traditionally rural natives of the community. (TL)
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Identifiers: Missouri; Missouri (Osage Beach)
Note: Paper delivered at Rural Sociological Society Meeting (Miami, Florida, August 27, 1966)