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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They are, in some sense, complete, not like an old person whose work is done
and who lives in reminiscence, but like purification of being. The problem is that
completion does not pose gaps to bound a life story. Oppositions have been ...
His isolation was virtually complete. Never would he be able to participate in
sport with the other boys nor in any form of social intercourse. From home to
school and back, he skulked, always in disgrace, always alone, always a
He felt in complete control, calm and confident. He felt as though resources had
been called up that he never knew he had. For Nixon this is a mysterious moment
indeed at the heart of the crisis experience. He was both freed and assisted to ...
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