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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... WARRIOR CAME ALIVE By asking the question , we posit two poles . A human
being begins unformed and , if personhood is attained , ends with a more or less
definite , unifying order of being . That is our story , a movement from disorder to ...
One is alive to the misfortune of another not because it is tragic but because it
happened to someone real . In novels and life Trollope always opposed visions
that required unrealistic views of men and women and seemed to find How a ...
The task here is to weave these units into a brief , abstract story of how a person
comes alive , into a credible and integrated narrative of personal transformation :
A person is confronted with an intensely negative experience that endures and ...
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