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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Typically , he makes few moves except to keep options open , all the while
withstanding all forms of pressure until he can orient himself and decide on a
course of action . Why ? Partially , to be a leader , he must withstand pressure in
his view .
It is as if we each have a psychological gyroscope that helps us stabilize our
experience and correct deviations from a charted course or way of being . We
feel off center and strive to become centered . This sense of being in position or
out of ...
There are , of course , numerous ways in which mimesis might be divided (
Auerbach , 1953 ) , and there is no particular virtue in this one except that it is
sensible , given the present context . First , the elements of the world can be
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