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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The major difference is that the identification of features and patterns will be
governed by the perspective of personhood . That is , a portrait of Nixon will serve
as the perspective from which to see into and through crises . In this way we can
ports in Arnold ' s work are life themes framed from the perspective of the person .
In projected story a story - teller is in control of the beginning , middle , and end .
The resulting import necessary reflects his or her perspective . In this sense a ...
... web of significance . There is a deeper perspective on meaning , what we
might term “ meaning ... There is no reason that a biography cannot be used to
check , verify , or correct an autobiographical perspective . Freud was portrayed
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