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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All of the qualities must be recharged with vitality. To strengthen himself for the
coming battle, Nixon immerses himself in their very opposites. Holding back
mobilizes his resources and heightens his desire for decisive action, for letting
loose in ...
Too, preparation is something of a trial or testing ground in which Nixon tests and
consolidates personal qualities. He monitors himself and gains reassurance
under pressure. Selflessness and will are forged to the cause over and over, ...
Like a movie, the pattern of enaction is concerned largely with realizing a vitality
of being, bringing qualities alive. To be moved requires authenticity. For example,
it is hard to be moved by a motion picture if one is consciously calculating the ...
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