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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Some people also enact a cosmology in their significant actions . Jesus enacted
... A significant action is an enaction of staggering proportions . ... Thus far , it has
been indicated that a significant action involves a great deal , at least for Liddy .
Position and Reenactment The concept of an action is indifferent to time , length ,
or complexity . For instance , one can write a novel in a matter of weeks , like
Trollope , or years , or the better part of a lifetime . An action might contain no
Holding back mobilizes his resources and heightens his desire for decisive
action , for letting loose in battle . Magnification infuses him with a sense of
mission , helps to purge him of personal considerations . Framing alleviates
doubt and ...
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