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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The qualitative wholes in a series of enactments are stances and , if they cohere ,
will show the position behind the stances . THE MEANING OF A CENTRAL LIFE
ENACTMENT In a life story there tends to be a central , dominant life enactment ...
THE CENTRAL ENACTMENT AND THE CENTRAL GAP What an extraordinary
thing a central enactment is ! How different yet similar it is to supportive acts . The
findings are not peculiar to Liddy . A dominant enactment is evident in almost ...
This is the essential connection that makes the qualities of a dominant life
enactment plausible . Since a superordinate gap bounds a story , there are apt to
be many actions concerned with bridging the gap . Actions might vary in the
extent to ...
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