Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-6
Esmaeel Ghasemi1 Susan Sahami2 and Nader Zali3
1Department of sociology,
2 Department of sociology,
3Department of Urban planning, [email protected]
Rapid urbanization in the recent decades led to emerging some important social problem in the cities. It is now widely accepted that urbanization is as much a social process as it is an economic and territorial process. It transforms societal organizations, the role of the family, demographic structures, the nature of work, and the way we choose to live and with whom. It also modifies domestic roles and relations within the family, and redefines concepts of individual and social responsibility.This article focuses on relationship between Socio-economic indexes and pattern of drug use as urban sociology approach among drug addicts in the city of Fasa of Fars province in Iran. The theoretical framework of this study is theories of Pierre Bourdieu-French sociologist about action and capital. This work was conducted in form of survey method with data being gathered via questionnaire. Case study is 190 drug addict people of city of Fasa which selected using cluster method randomly. The research results showed that there is a significant relationship between economic and social bases of drug addicts and type of their used drugs. Another finding of this study is the existence of significant relationship between sex, residence, age, occupation status and person's attitude toward self economic status and type of their used drugs. Also the results of this research indicated that there is no significant relationship between residence of people and their marital status and type their used drugs.
Keywords: Drug addiction, Fars province, Iran
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