Transsexuals' narrative construction of the true self

@article{MasonSchrock1996TranssexualsNC,
  title={Transsexuals' narrative construction of the true self},
  author={Douglas Mason-Schrock},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  year={1996},
  volume={59},
  pages={176-192}
}
The study of self-narratives thus far has sought to discern the internal structures of the stories people tell to give meaning to themselves. This approach, however, neglects the interactive processes through which self-narratives are constructed. By studying preoperative transsexuals, who are preparing for a radical identity change, one can observe the interactive processes through which stories are used to construct a new self. Based on participant observation in a trans gender support group… Expand
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