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 linear stress of plot cannot be adequately overcome , and configuration
suffers . As mentioned previously , a paradigm case with commentary would be
preferable in some ways to an abstract plot , for a concrete story is more capable
In the facing of the storm it is the test that is stressed even more than the
achievement . In the battle with the prison officials the dramatic stress falls upon
the concluding acts , where Liddy embodies power . Perhaps a person stresses
in his ...
For example , the selfish side of peace , as noted previously , undermines the
stress on character . However , let us assume all manner of practical difficulty .
War and peace are opposites , but also reflections of one another . Indeed , they
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