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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Episodes could be deleted, and it would merely shorten the story. Episodes could
be added, and it would merely lengthen the story. There is little or no building as
an episode carries no implications for the next, which one begins afresh, as it ...
There are many familiar features in this episode. The mechanical metaphor is still
in operation, supplying the rationale of a tune-up. It supports what for Liddy is the
heart of the stance, his will. In this episode Liddy was striving to maintain his ...
One could add episodes, and it would merely lengthen the story. One could
delete episodes, and it would merely shorten the story. They form more of a string
in which each episode has unity, but the string as a whole is not bounded as a
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