- ソシオロジ (ISSN:05841380)
- vol.49, no.1, pp.55-71,187, 2004
This paper reconsiders gender/sexuality theory by focusing on a transgendered individuals way of life. It is also an attempt to extend the sociology of life history by focusing on changes in her narrative. My task in this dissertation is to externalize their straggles with their own issues. For the purpose of analyzing changes in narrative, I introduced the approach of Narrative therapy. Narrative therapy assumes that when people tell their own stories certain events are untold and recognized, or intentionally left out. A persons subjective narrative is told as if it were the definitive story of what has happened. This is the method of Narrative therapy. Subverting the dominant narrative of personal experience will create alternative stories that have been left out in repeated retellings, locate the multi-dimentional nature of the individuals own stories, and respond to their complexity. Furthermore, attention to power in narrative therapy will show what kind of power is at work when such stories are formed. By analyzing the individuals narrative in this fashion, I describe the creative process of techniques for overcoming the difficulty and pain that exist in a minoritys everyday life.