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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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0603529
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.