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Glassner, Barry

Overview
Works: 42 works in 175 publications in 3 languages and 9,798 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN59.2, 302.17
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Most widely held works by Barry Glassner
The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things by Barry Glassner( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this eye-opening examination of a pathology that has swept the country, sociologist Barry Glassner reveals why Americans are burdened with overblown fears. He exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties: politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime and drug use even as both are declining; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; TV newsmagazines that monger a new scare every week to garner ratings." "Barry Glassner's book diagnoses a predominant pathology of our age and provides a rallying cry for a return to rationality in our personal lives and in our national sense of purpose."--Jacket
Drugs in adolescent worlds : burnouts to straights by Barry Glassner( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel of food : everything you think you know about food is wrong by Barry Glassner( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues for an end to food fads and renewed support for calmer and more pleasurable eating, discussing how America's fear-based admiration of celebrity chefs and high-status restaurants has led to unhealthy relationships with food
Our studies, ourselves : sociologists' lives and work by Barry Glassner( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What motivates a lifelong scholarly pursuit, and how do one's studies inform life outside the academy? Sociologists, who live in families but also study families, who go to work but also study work, who participate in communities but also try to understand communities, have an especially intimate relation to their research. Growing up poor, struggling as a woman in a male-dominated profession, participating in protests against the Vietnam War; facts of life influence research agendas, individual understandings of the world, and ultimately the shape of the discipline as a whole. Barry Glassner and Rosanna Hertz asked twenty-two of America's most prominent sociologists to reflect upon how their personal lives influenced their research, and vice versa, how their research has influenced their lives. In this volume, the authors reveal with candor and discernment how world events, political commitments and unanticipated constraints influenced the course of their careers. They disclose how race, class, and gender proved to be pivotal elements in the course of their individual lives, and in how they carry out their research.; Faced with academic institutions that did not hire or promote persons of their gender, race, sexual orientation, or physical disability, they invented new routes to success within their fields. Faced with disappointments in political organizations to which they were devoted, they found ways to integrate their disillusionment into their research agendas. While some of the contributors radically changed their political commitments, and others saw more stability, none stood still. An intimate look at biography and craft, these snapshots provide a fascinating glimpse of the sociological life for colleagues, other academics, and aspiring young sociologists. The collection demonstrates how inequalities and injustices can be made into motors for scholarly research, which in turn have the power to change individual life courses and entire societies
Career crash : America's new crisis -- and who survives by Barry Glassner( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those in the throes of a career crash and for their loved ones, Career Crash answers these questions and many more. Vivid and inspiring, Career Crash explains why career crashes are inevitable for so many, and offers surprising solutions that go beyond simply pulling resumes together and going back to job hunting
The Qualitative-quantitative distinction in the social sciences( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential interactionism : on the intelligibility of prejudice by Barry Glassner( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative sociology as everyday life( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the ways that sociological understanding can help with daily experiences, highlighting how everyday life can affect research agendas, and vice versa. The essays are organized around the notion of space - public spaces, family spaces, interior spaces, and workplaces
A rationalist methodology for the social sciences by David Sylvan( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical sociology by Barry Glassner( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and aging : conceptualization and application in sociological and gerontological research by Ephraim H Mizruchi( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies : why we look the way we do (and how we feel about it) by Barry Glassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse in the social sciences : strategies for translating models of mental illness by Jonathan D Moreno( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of fear : [why Americans are afraid of the wrong things] by Barry Glassner( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted sociologist examines why Americans are subject to misplaced fears, discussing the people and organizations who manipulate common perceptions and raise anxieties for their own benefit
Bodies : overcoming the tyranny of perfection by Barry Glassner( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel of food : why we should stop worrying and enjoy what we eat by Barry Glassner( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel of food : why we eat the way we do by Barry Glassner( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of fear by Barry Glassner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Barry Glassner, professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, discusses how an atmosphere of fear is created, why it is created and who are the winners and losers in American culture when unreasonable fear guides individual and societal actions. Glassner describes the complete disconnect between the created climate of fear and the reality of most social setting. Includes an introduction by Dr. Rosa DeJorio, associate professor, UNF's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
The gospel of food by Barry Glassner( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods, we will live longer, and if we eat in the right places, we will raise our social status. Yet what we believe to be true about food is, in fact, quite contradictory. Part exposE, part social commentary, The Gospel of Food is a rallying cry to abandon the fads and fallacies in favor of calmer, more pleasurable eating. By interviewing chefs, food chemists, nutritionists, and restaurant critics about the way we eat, sociologist Barry Glassner helps us recognize the myths, half-truths, and guilt trips they promulgate, and liberates us for greater joy at the table
The Qualitative-Quantitative Distinction in the Social Sciences by Barry Glassner( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without of course adopting a Platonic metaphysics, the eighteenth-century philosophes were Grecophiles who regarded the Athenian philosophers as their intellectual forbearers and mentors. So powerful was their identification with c1assification that ancient ideas were taken as keys to the design of the modem world, but usually the ideas were taken separately and as divided from their systematic context. The power of number was an idea the En lightenment thinkers deployed with their legendary passion and vigor, particularly as an instrument for social reconstruction. It is no exaggemtion to say that the role of quantities in contemporary social scientific theorizing cannot be understood with any depth absent a recollection of the philosophes' axial development of the notion of quantification. It is a commonplace that for the philosophes progress required releasing human abilities to have power over nature. Aprerequisite for this power was knowledge of the underlying causes of natural events, knowledge that required quantitative precision. Enlightenment thinkers were sufficiently aware of themselves as products of their time to appreciate the importance of a liberal social environment to the knowledge enterprise; the supposition that the reverse is also the case, that enhanced knowledge could advance social conditions, came easily
 
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The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Alternative Names
Barry Glassner American sociologist

Barry Glassner sociólogo estadounidense

Barry Glassner sociologue américain

Glassner, Barry R.

Glassner, Barry R. 1952-

Бэрри Гласснер

グラスナー, バリー

Languages
English (141)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

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Drugs in adolescent worlds : burnouts to straightsThe gospel of food : everything you think you know about food is wrongOur studies, ourselves : sociologists' lives and workThe Qualitative-quantitative distinction in the social sciencesQualitative sociology as everyday lifeDiscourse in the social sciences : strategies for translating models of mental illnessThe culture of fear : [why Americans are afraid of the wrong things]The gospel of food : why we should stop worrying and enjoy what we eat