Transgression and the Social Construction of Moral Meanings

  • Cristian Tileagă
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Discursive Psychology book series (PSDP)


This chapter looks at everyday meanings of morality in the public sphere in public responses/reactions to alleged transgressive behavior—having collaborated with the Securitate. It explores the uses and functions of lay versions of morality and various interpretive procedures and socio-cultural resources of interpretation that people mobilize. As I showed in the previous chapters, rather than attempt to analyze moral judgments in abstract, one must focus on constructions and uses of morality that talk and text make relevant. In this chapter I want to extend that line of argument to the issue of everyday social responses and social reactions to moral transgression.


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  • Cristian Tileagă
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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