Social disintegration and the spread of AIDS. II: Meltdown of sociogeographic structure in urban minority neighborhoods.
An elementary model of sociogeographic network structure in an urban minority community suggests externally applied stress, particularly that which triggers frequent individual or family moves of increasing distance, may cause a sudden « phase change » resulting in disconnection of previously integrated subgroups from the community.
Such « community meltdown » would seriously disrupt mechanisms for social control, economic opportunity and socialization of youth, while intensifying substance abuse and indiscriminate and frequent sexual activity, particularly among the very young. « Phase change » of tits nature would seem to preclude success of programs to control spread of HIV infection, particularly in heterosexual populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Pauvreté, Homme, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Milieu urbain, Minorité, Epidémiologie, Intégration sociale, Interaction sociale, Adaptation sociale, Réseau social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Poverty, Human, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Urban environment, Minority, Epidemiology, Social integration, Social interaction, Social adaptation, Social network
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Cote : 93-0603529
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.