Sociology ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-30-1947


For many years New Mexico has been classified as a rural state. Although New Mexico is still predominately rural, a trend toward urbanization has appeared in recent years.

The study is concerned with this change of San José, [New Mexico] from a rural to urban community. Previous literature has postulated the hypothesis that urbanization produces a change in the total structure, or configuration, or a community's way of life. This change, in turn, produces profound and far-reaching effects upon the individual and his way of life. The purpose of this study, therefore, is (1) to show the effects of urbanization upon a rural community; and (2) to show the adjustment of the people within that community to urbanization.

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First Committee Member (Chair)

L. Saunders

Second Committee Member

Paul Walter Jr.

Third Committee Member

J.C. Welch


Urban Studies, Rural Studies, San Jose, New Mexico



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