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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 10
There is a period of agonizing indecision in which Nixon must decide to fight or
run away . There is a period of intense , exhaustive preparation for battle . There
is the battle itself , in which Nixon loses himself in a “ mountaintop ” experience .
Encouragement is always welcome , but particularly so in the period of indecision
. Probably the major reason why is that in this period Nixon is immersed in the
contrasting , negative side of position , where he falls short of the position he ...
Framing alleviates doubt and indecision , providing faith that his cause is right .
He emerges with a direction . Consultation informs , encourages , and inspires
him . Leaning against the wind toughens him . All are enhanced by the agony of ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Portrait and Narrative
How a Person Comes Alive
5 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.