Kevin Murray – Curator and Writer

What we make of our world

Trading Tales: Narrative Design in Craft

E-commerce has potential to become a new platform for the traditional stories that have connected us together over milenia. India is leading the way.

Literary Pathfinding: The Work of Popular Life Constructors

[Kevin Murray ‘Finding literary paths: The work of popular life constructors’ In T.R. Sarbin (ed.) Narrative Psychology: The Storied Nature of Human Conduct New York: Praeger (1986)] Social actors often need a past to satisfy the requirements of many different dramatic situations. These situations can vary from the extraordinary ‑ the television show “This Is […]

A Proposal for a Re‑authoring Therapy: Rose’s Revisioning of her Life and a Commentary

David Epston, Michael White and Kevin Murray ‘A proposal for re-authoring therapy’ Therapy as Social Construction In S. McNamee & K.J. Gergen(ed.) London: Sage (1992) In the social sciences at least, it is now generally recognized that it is not possible for persons to have direct knowledge of the world; that an objective description of […]

The Construction of Identity in the Narratives of Romance and Comedy

Kevin Murray ‘The construction of identity in the narratives of romance and comedy’ Texts of Identity In J.Shotter & K.Gergen (eds.)  London: Sage (1988) The business of this chapter is to explore the thesis that both personal and social identity are constructed by finding stories to tell about the self. Harré’s theory of personal being […]

Literary Pathfinding: The Work of Popular Life Constructors

Kevin Murray ‘Finding literary paths: The work of popular life constructors’  In T.R. Sarbin (ed.) Narrative Psychology: The Storied Nature of Human Conduct New York: Praeger (1986) Social actors often need a past to satisfy the requirements of many different dramatic situations. These situations can vary from the extraordinary ‑ the television show “This Is […]

Narrative Partitioning: The ins and outs of identity construction

Kevin Murray ‘Narrative Partitioning: The ins and outs of identity construction’ in Rethinking Psychology: Volume 1 – Conceptual Foundations  (ed J. Smith, R. Harre & Luk van Langenhove) Sage (1995) Introduction Narrative psychology is one of the many new fields of research that extend the narratological study of how stories work (Prince, 1982) into extra-literary […]

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