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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Through the agony he sensed an opportunity to destroy his fear of pain by
enduring it . Through will he would endure the suffering and free himself finally .
But his will failed , and he called on the poor souls in purgatory , begging them to
There is an uneven significance to these complementary poles of doing and
enduring . Doing is more superficial , while enduring is deep . In endurance we
enter the dark side of Liddy ' s being , the baptism in fire rather than the initiation
Unity was not achieved until there was an enduring , larger drama and a clear
role within it . But once personhood was directed and established , there was a
movement toward stabilization of a form . Substantively , this illustration defines
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