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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A portrait assumes the standpoint of another human being . STORY A story , as it
is restricted here , is a life drama with a beginning , a middle , and an end . A
series of interrelated stories make up a larger story , which is the story of one ' s
Consequently , becoming a person in the adoption of a regnant position marks
the beginning pole of a story . To become a reformer , for instance , is the
beginning of a drama of reformation . Or if , say , the ideal of justice comes alive
in a ...
story to be a story , there must be a beginning , a middle , and an end . There is a
continuous subject that is one way in the beginning and another way at the end .
What happens in the middle shows how the change was made . The beginning ...
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