This study describes Extension field staff orientations toward
poverty. Expressions on origins, solutions and definitions of poverty
were elicited from informants. Responses were then classified by
categories, coded and analyzed using the Statistical Interactive Programming
System (SIPS). Orientations were then measured by identifying
modal categories. A category was identified as...
Pottery manufacture analysis, an aspect of experimental
archeology, is developed and used to compare and test through
experimental reconstruction, data on pottery from the Altamont
region (southern Alberta, Canada and northcentral Montana,
U.S.). The analysis uses major variables of (1) manufacturing
process and (2) product characteristics to formulate
Historic changes that have taken place on Oregon's commercial
salmon fisheries are described in terms of their effects on the efficiency
of fishermen. This historical analysis provides a background
for comparative efficiency studies of Columbia River gillnetters and
ocean trollers with the objective of determining which harvester
group was more...
The Corps of Engineers is in a position to dominate the formulation
and implementation of public policy at a given local level. The
position is based on the Corps' capability to influence the decision-making
process through the exercise of force by means of eminent
domain procedures, the assumption and demonstration...
Barth's theory of transactional analysis is applied to the
community of Tiller, Oregon and its reaction to a development proposal.
Community behavior patterns vis-a-vis the development proposal are
examined from a processual point of view to determine how these
patterns are generated.
The community's history and contemporary situation are described....
Prior to advent of Europeans in the Pacific Northwest,
the Middle Columbia River Basin was the location of highly
developed native cultures. For centuries it was the center
of very important native trade networks that extended over
western North America and a site of important intertribal
rituals relating to renewal...
Three kkeeyy variables are examined to determine their influence on
the process of community planning at Corvallis, Oregon. These are
(1) the setting of priorities, (2) organization and (3) external
reference. Interactions of goals program participants were recorded
as the community responded to comply with Oregon Senate Bill #100's
The research examines the reasons for and value of both deliberate
and amorphous mutual-aid societies that influenced the life
and success of an individual who lived in seventeenth-century Edinburgh,
Scotland, and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Information is
developed to allow a contextual comparison of life in both areas.
In 1974 Tribhuvan University implemented the National
Development Service (NDS) program as part of the graduate
curricula. The program required all the graduate students
to serve ten months in the rural areas of Nepal, helping in
the on-going projects related to agriculture, health, education,
and social sciences. This study describes...
Increasing demand for home birth has created an upheaval in the
American medical profession and, is a controversial political and
legal issue as well. This research, utilizing ethnographic, historical,
and survey data analyzes contemporary home birth.
A review of the so called "medicalization" of childbirth is presented noting that the...