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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... as something one yearns for as if it were salvation itself; and to be sure, to
attain the positive is a kind of salvation. As the negative takes on definition, so
does the positive, and one can identify others who seem like polar opposites to
The negative brings an order, but one that is undesirable and engulfing. In a felt
judgment of one's situation and oneself, yearning is born. One yearns for another
way of being that is shaped by contrast with the negative as it is experienced.
cause larger than oneself, which makes one selfless. In Nixon's composition, will
is largely a variant of selflessness. Selflessness enables one to concentrate on
the battle, without distraction by personal considerations that might weaken his ...
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