Portrait and Story: Dramaturgical Approaches to the Study of Persons
Greenwood Press, 1986 - 203 Seiten
Seeking to restore a holistic approach to the study of the person, Professor Cochran explores and refines an innovative method of analysis based on the use of dramaturgical concepts. The author's approach reflects a dissatisfaction, shared by many in the field of personology, with the fragmented view of the person that typically emerges from quantitative, statistically based studies. His own method offers alternative ways of conducting research based upon two units. The first is story, a completed action or drama with a beginning, middle, and end. The other is position, a way of being or an emotional or existential condition. Showing these to be natural units of human experience, the author demonstrates, through a series of illustrative investigations, how they may be applied to research. Among the topics covered are the life plot, or the means by which a person comes into being, the meaning of significant action, how actions in a person's life form a theme with variations over time, and the integration of character and story. The author also discusses different life themes and their significance, and he tests the validity of dramatic principles as means of reality construction.
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Being alone and rejected generated a powerful desire to belong , and Burns tried
to join the Communist Party , but it did not work out and for the same reason .
Burns could not make his ideas fit in with doctrine . Being an outcast , however ...
He must also cultivate safeguards , for it is nearly axiomatic in Burns ' s view that
the real hurts like hellfire when it breaks through ideals . Teaching becomes a
form of therapy ( although Burns would probably have reservations about this
term ) ...
In short , students are a variant of authority figures , whom Burns had met all his
life , but they had no authority . Also students were not yet totally institutionalized ,
but still forming . They were like social puppets in the making . In this sense they ...
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