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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ordering principles of both portrait and story are simply different versions of one
another . From the perspective of personhood , life can be divided into at least
two types of stories . ( A third will also be covered , but it is a rare and special type
. ) ...
At least , it is possible and useful to view them in this way . McClendon ( 1974 ) ,
for instance , investigated atonement in the life histories of people for whom
atonement or at - oneness was a salient aspect of position . He was concerned
At least , one does not want to read an essay that captures Moby Dick in a
nutshell or one that makes Lord Jim easy . These sorts of efforts appear farcical ,
and one cannot help wondering why we continue to treat human lives in this
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