Toth Cosmin

Toth Cosmin
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Department of Sociology

PhD

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February 2008 - present
University of Bucharest
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Repertoires are basic analytic units in discourse analysis and discursive psychology, characterized as repeatable building blocks speakers use for constructing versions of actions. In this study my aim is to analyze public repertoires which are available to parents as discursive resources to substantiate their decision not to vaccinate their childr...
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One of the most hotly debated topics in Romania in recent years has been the vaccination of children, especially in relation to the measles epidemic that began in 2016 and continues to this day. Using a discourse analytic perspective, this article addresses the main interpretative repertoires regarding the vaccination of children displayed in inter...
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My objective in this article is to identify what types of identities are constructed and claimed in the context of sociological interviews taken from parents who have decided not to vaccinate at least one of their children. Analyzing the interviews taken, I managed to show that one of the most prominent identities displayed and claimed in the inter...
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The article puts forward a reassessment of the methodology employed in the interpretation of discourses elicited through the sociological interview technique, starting by examining the often taken for granted causal relationship between meaning and action. I start from discursive psychology theory and from some of the neo-institutionalism theories,...
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My objective in this article is to analyze the discursive work done by rhetorical questions in attributing to the child-pupil, as the central character of the debate regarding religious education in schools, several characteristics, needs, rights and obligations in a “taken for granted” manner and thus serving certain ideological claims. Using a di...
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Obiectivul meu in acest volum nu este sa aduc o teorie noua a rationalitatii, sau sa caut un nou mod de definire a rationalitatii, si nici sa propun un nou mod de conceptualizare sintetic si unitar, sau sa militez pentru un anumit model, desi evident tind sa favorizez anumite paradigme rationaliste. Ceea ce imi propun este sa inventariez si sa stru...
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My main purpose in this paper is to illustrate how participants in a research interview occasioned conversation make use of two important discursive devices, namely: small stories and interpretative repertoires for positioning during interaction in order to foster certain situated identity claims. The premises I work with in this paper are that ide...
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Some of the most known and fertile models for understanding human behaviour are those which rest on the assumption of human rationality. These models have specific strategies for dealing with situations in which understanding human behaviour becomes difficult, i.e. cases of irrationality, and this, in turn, leads to particular methodological conseq...
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We study science-skeptical beliefs by examining how contrarian discourses appear legitimate to the public, through their ambivalent relationships with science and dominant narratives. We identify consolidation and innovation in legitimacy tactics across climate-skeptical and vaccine-skeptical discourses.
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Aims to identify and analyze the discourses and main repertoires dedicated to vaccination circulated in various public arenas in Romania