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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Crisis is a way to bring forth all that one is and use it to the fullest extent . In crisis
a person can lose himself in greater causes , transcend the personal and petty of
ordinary existence in order to find himself . Crisis thrusts one fundamentally ...
For example , a crisis might be embedded in the letdown period of a larger crisis .
It is necessary here to identify recurring features of Nixon ' s six crises . Since the
first stage is the most important , as it serves as symbolic ground for the others ...
Like many others , I sought to understand the Watergate crisis through the
personalities involved . Indeed , two people from this crisis are included in this
book for that very reason . First , I studied Nixon ' s ( 1962 ) Six Crises until I knew
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