Author

Sweigart

Date of Award

4-1981

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. William Garland

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Jack Smith

Third Advisor

Dr. Alan Jacobs

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This analytical anthropological study examined the interrelationships among the population, environment, and modes of technology of a small community in southwestern Michigan. The researcher assumed a participant-observer role and engaged in a social impact assessment by (1) conducting a survey among the residents in the community of Bridgman, Michigan; (2 ) analyzing the data and making recommendations concerning the impact of a proposed sand mining operation in the community; and (3) providing detailed records of the assessment process.

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