Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study is an exploratory case study which applies and refines Ralf Dahrendorf's theoretical work in an effort to understand the social organization of segregation academies. One location is studied intensively through guided interviews with a variety of subjects who had some role in one of four local private schools or some relationship to them. School documents and other recorded data are also used to trace the development of these schools. Variables suggested by Dahrendorf and by Nevin and Bills are explored and further developed. Enrollment figures are used in a state-wide analysis of the effect of potential black enrollment on the enrollment in these private schools.
Himelstein, Jerry Douglas, "Conflict Theory and Segregation Academies: Application and Refinement of Dahrendorf's Theory." (1980). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 3522.