John W. Mohr

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INTRODUCTION Meaning, Measurement, and Markets The interpretation of meaning is a critical problem for the study of markets and industries for two reasons. First, in a fundamental sense that I hope to make clear in this chapter, to understand and to explain the processes that drive markets and industries requires that we interpret the meanings that are in(More)
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections increased from 2000 to 2003 in hospitalized pediatric patients in Houston. CA-MRSA was associated with greater illness than was infection with methicillin-susceptible strains. Children with CA-MRSA were younger and mostly African American. Of MRSA isolates, 4.5% had the(More)
God is once again afoot in the public sphere. Politics has become a religious obligation. For a new breed of religious nationalist the nation-state is a vehicle of the divine. This essay seeks to accomplish four things. The first is to argue for an institutional approach to religious nationalism in order both to interpret and explain it. Second, I argue(More)
Abbreviated title (<= 40 characters): A Relational Sociology of Meaning Abstract This special issue offers papers that together reach toward sociological understanding of " meaning. " We contextualize that effort in intersecting intellectual trends—the emerging relational sociology of networks and meanings, which has progressed steadily since the 1990s, and(More)
and the members of the UCSB Comparative Institutions seminar for useful comments and suggestions (not all of which were followed). Special thanks to Marc Ventresca for comments and careful reading of the penultimate updated version. Address Comments to:Arthur Stinchcombe's classic essay " Social Structure and Organizations " (1965) set the agenda for much(More)