Civil Disturbances And Social Change: A Comparative Analysis
Anderson, William A.
Dynes, Russell R.
Disaster Research Center
The materials discussed in this paper are part of a larger study on collective violence. Data for this study were collected during field work in the United States and Curacao. Field work was conducted in several major cities in the United States during 1968, 1969, and 1972. The primary source of data in the United States was semi-structured interview with members of black groups and organizations. Field trips were made to Curacao in 1969, 1970, and 1971. The primary source of data in Curacao was semi-structured interviews with key persons in labor, business, and political groups and organizations. In both the United States and Curacao, written materials, including newspapers, reports by government agencies and other documents, were analyzed and used as supplementary data. The emphasis here will be, however, on an overall interpretation of these events and their consequences.
Civil Disturbances , Social Change , Curacao