ID 109551
Title Transcription
カム カラダ ト トモニ イキル : キツオン ジジョ ソシキ デノ カタリ ニ ミル キツオン タイショホウ ノ イミ
Title Alternative
Dealing with stuttering body : Narrative analysis of a self-help group for stuttering in Tokushima
Author
Otsuka, Ryo Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Tokushima University
Keywords
stuttering
social suffering
self-help group
stigma
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
This study focused on the narratives of individuals who stutter to examine the process by which their self-image is improved in a self-help group. According to previous sociological studies, individuals who stutter tend to remain silent to protect their dignity, as stuttering violates the turn-taking rules of natural conversation. However, the participants in the group spoke freely with one another at meetings. It appeared to the observer as if the participants were not self-conscious about their stuttering. We analyzed the content of conversations at meetings as well as the life histories of 13 participants who had been enduring the stigmatization of their stuttering since childhood. Their conversations appeared to focus on practical issues regarding how to cope with their suffering rather than on functional questions about how to correct stuttering. Participants tried to speak continuously in the meeting despite their stuttering, and such conversations enabled them to practice coping tactics and fight stigma.
Journal Title
徳島大学地域科学研究
ISSN
21867720
NCID
AA12560198
Volume
5
Start Page
46
End Page
61
Sort Key
46
Published Date
2015-12
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences