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 7
Partially, development consisted in a movement toward a unified or prototypical
form. The drama that was repeated did not emerge full blown, but was formed
from prior instances. Neither his nightly prayers nor his daily salutes are
Just as a prototype grounds a category or a prototypical instance grounds a
dramatic unit, a regnant dramatic unit serves as a prototype for an individual
dramatic composition. The regnant drama is one that comes alive with great
First, search for family resemblances among dramatic instances, striving to
identify prototypes for dramatic units. Second, group instances under their
appropriate units, noting prototypical instances and less prototypical instances.
Third, order ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Portrait and Narrative
How a Person Comes Alive
5 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.