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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We enter the central flow of his life rather than a peripheral one . Here Liddy
stands alone against all the nightmares of this world , with only his will to endure ,
to rise above and conquer . The nightmare is real and pervasive , yet there is a ...
THE MEANING OF A CENTRAL LIFE ENACTMENT In a life story there tends to
be a central , dominant life enactment that is repeated over and over . While
physical repetition in Liddy ' s story is certainly meaningful , it is neither dominant
person have to do something or construe in a particular way to make them into
states requiring central enactment ? What exactly is involved ? Second , enaction
involves positioning , getting into position to act out of position . Partially , this is a
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