HASEGAWA Yutaka Ryukyu University, Faculty of Education, Associate Professor., 教育学部, 助教授 (30253933)
NIIHARA Michinobu Yokohama City University, Fuculty of Commerce, Associate Professor., 商学部, 助教授 (10228132)
HIROTA Yasuo Sensyu University, Department of Sociology, Professor., 文学部, 教授 (60208890)
YAZAWA Sumiko Tokyo Women's Christian University, Department of Sociology, Professor., 文理学部, 教授 (00106296)
HURUKI Toshiaki Chuo University, Fuculty of Law, Professor., 法学部, 教授 (70055185)
吉原 功 明治学院大学, 社会学部, 教授 (60062171)
小玉 亮子 横浜市立大学, 商学部, 助教授 (50221958)
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¥12,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥12,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1996: ¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1995: ¥4,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1994: ¥5,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,600,000)
The purpose of this research is to analyze development/environment issues and conditions of local social development with a particular attention to "social change within each individual." The perspective upon "social change within each individual" shows us that, although the surfaces of individuallocal societies appear alike at a particular point in the process of their dissolution and reconstruction, their individual contents are different for each case, as gap and interaction betweenmemories, linguistic expressions, life creeds internalized within individual local residents, and everyday life, works, struggles, various processes of institutionalization make each locality distinctive. This research thus investigates history and society internalized within each individual who spends his/her life in a local society, yet without assuming that such a "radice" of individual's life is unchangeable. Rather, its content and constitution are alwaysopen to change and self-transformation. Theref
ore, it is the "radice" within individuals that matters as a driving force of local development and innovation, and it is important to look at invisible, micro changes at a level of the"radice, " that is, "social changes withinindividuals" in order to understand most fundamental societal transformation. To clarify this hypothesis of social transformation is the primary aim ofthis research.
In the fiscal year of Heisei 8, the last year for this research, we made following research programs with a consideration of what has done in Heisei 7.
1) We made empirical researches in such areas as Yokohama/Kanagawa, Okinawa, Hokkaido, Oita, and Yamaguchi from the viewpoint of "social change within individuals, " "invisible social movements, " and "not-yet-articulated social movements, " Particulary, in island parts of Yamaguchi, we focused on aging and gender issues, in Oita and Sendai, information technology and local environment, in Yokohama and Okinawa, human mobility and local environment. In these researches, we made intensive interviews and spent enough time to discuss research findings, With taking into considerations these findings and past research findings from Hokkaido, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Oita, Sendai, Yamaguchi, and Okinawa, we made a study group for theorization. By bringing together each researcher's findings, the study group hasengaged in discussions, particularly on conscious/unconscious "strategy" in the everday life processes, and micro transformation processes at a level of psychological phenomena. The discussion has also lead to an issue of "sociology of sociology."
2) In order to clarify remaining issues found through the discussions, a smaller number of researcher made complementary researches in Okinawa, Osaka, Oshima-cho in Yamaguchi, Yokohama city, Hiratuka-city, Tukui-cho in Kanagawa.
3)By bringing research findings together, each researcher wrote his/her own part of a final report, which is prepared for publication. Less