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Anthropology

University of Kentucky

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Social change

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Displacement Of Persons By Major Public Works: Anthropological Analysis Of Social And Cultural Benefits And Costs From Stream Control Measures--Phase 5, Philip Drucker, Charles Robert Smith, Edward B. Reeves Dec 1974

Displacement Of Persons By Major Public Works: Anthropological Analysis Of Social And Cultural Benefits And Costs From Stream Control Measures--Phase 5, Philip Drucker, Charles Robert Smith, Edward B. Reeves

KWRRI Research Reports

This study is concerned with social change and social impact of a major public works project on the human population required to relocate the persons being forced to sell to the Federal Government or turn over through condemnation proceedings homes, farms, and/or businesses to facilitate completion of a Federally authorized stream control measure. It is intended to test the utility of anthropological method and concept in evaluating and explicating sociocultural impact, and in addition to check hypotheses concerning importance of impact on social and economic areas of culture of the persons to be displaced, on their emigration patterns, and ...


Impact Of A Proposed Reservoir On Local Land Values, Philip Drucker, Charles R. Smith, Allen C. Turner Jul 1972

Impact Of A Proposed Reservoir On Local Land Values, Philip Drucker, Charles R. Smith, Allen C. Turner

KWRRI Research Reports

This project was designed to study the impact of private preconstruction land acquisition in a Central Kentucky area in which a flood-control dam and reservoir impoundment is planned. The research design was built around use of anthropological concepts and research techniques. By these means it was possible to analyze the perceived values of land to traditionalist residents, among which social and economic security concepts are paramount. Recent land purchases, locally believed to have been made chiefly by "outsiders," (urbanites from nearby Louisville), at prices out of line in terms of local agricultural worth, has been extremely unsettling contributing to the ...