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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Seventh , the discrepancy between the ideal and real throws you back on
yourself to figure things out , but there are sources of support and illumination that
will encourage you and open up new worlds . In his rejection of authority , ideals ,
Typically , he was the errant or malicious youth in conflict with an authority figure
who spoke for society . His mentors were novelists — not people to whom he
related , but authors whose visions of life confirmed Burns ' s own suspicions and
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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