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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To make the transformation, he vowed to face and conquer his fears, one by one,
strengthening his will through suffering and triumph. Through will he would gain
freedom. His early years became a series of tests of will, as he faced each fear ...
Clearly, this enactment was meaningful to Liddy, a powerful experience. But why
exactly? What is it that was so meaningful? At the most basic level Liddy was
striving to rid himself of doubt and fear. It was a very practical action, which takes
Fear is like a symptom of one's lack of power and confidence, one's lack of will.
Liddy was put in a situation of powerlessness. Through determined action he
rose to a situation of power and enacted his position, this time by rendering
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