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Glassner, Barry

Works: 46 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 9,661 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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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 )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 2,706 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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
Our studies, ourselves : sociologists' lives and work by Barry Glassner( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,742 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
The gospel of food : everything you think you know about food is wrong by Barry Glassner( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,014 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
Drugs in adolescent worlds : burnouts to straights by Barry Glassner( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drug use by adolescents is usually viewed as the result of personal vulnerability to peer pressures and drug pushers. This book provides a new perspective, which is sociological rather than epidemiological, understanding patterns of drug taking in the context of ordinary social interaction. In this social worlds analysis, adolescents' own concerns with boredom, depression, social identity, friendship, access to drugs, self-control and folk pharmacology replace the professionals' focus on deviant behaviour
The Qualitative-quantitative distinction in the social sciences by Barry Glassner( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 486 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
Career crash : America's new crisis -- and who survives by Barry Glassner( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of successful, college-educated baby boomers who suffered career crashes as a result of corporate downsizing, career disenchantment, and other factors. Coming from such diverse professions as business, education, law, medicine, engineering, and the arts, these managers and professionals talk candidly about the warning signs that precede a crash, the devastating emotional reactions that ensue, what family and friends can do to help, and the pivotal stages in
Essential interactionism : on the intelligibility of prejudice by Barry Glassner( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative sociology as everyday life( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can a person draw upon his or her sociological knowledge in everyday life? This volume examines the ways that sociological understanding helps with daily experience. Each contributor works in the qualitative tradition, and the essays reveal how their observations of everyday life can affect research agendas, and vice versa, and reflect the desire to understand experiences in a broader context rather than as random and isolated events. The essays are organized around the notion of place: public places; family spaces; interior spaces; and workplaces
A rationalist methodology for the social sciences by David Sylvan( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical sociology by Barry Glassner( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 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 305 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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 136 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 67 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and personality; an interactionist approach to social psychology by Tamotsu Shibutani( )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a volume designed to introduce readers to a field of inquiry it would be desirable to adhere to the accepted canons of science and to limit coverage to theorems that are well established. To do this in social psychology, however, would leave very little to discuss. Since propositions are difficult to test unless they are formulated explicitly, however, many generalizations have been stated in a form more definite than is warranted by the evidence. Available data have been introduced wherever relevant, but all too often the evidence is inconclusive. Many of the studies cited are only illustrative, even when they are experimental in design. Some of them are technically defective, but they constitute the best materials on hand. It cannot be emphasized too strongly, therefore, that the orientation presented in this book is highly tentative. There has been some controversy among social psychologists over the proper training of future specialists in the field. Some advocate training in mathematics and physics; others insist upon the study of biology; still others call for exposure to the humanities. Whatever else social psychologists must know, it appears obvious that the effective study of human behavior requires some familiarity with the intimate details of the lives of a variety of people. But many students have been so well protected that they know little of what goes on outside of middle class communities. One economical way of overcoming this handicap is the extensive reading of first person documents--autobiographies, letters, diaries, and the clinical records of psychiatrists. A short list of published documents, most of them readily available in college libraries, has been appended for this purpose. The items vary considerably in literary merit, but each provides a valuable record of human experience and throws light on at least one of the central problems taken up in the text"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Sociología clínica by Barry Glassner( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish role in american life : an annual review( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika wa kyōfu ni odoru( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things
Our studies, ourselves : sociologists' lives and workThe gospel of food : everything you think you know about food is wrongDrugs in adolescent worlds : burnouts to straightsThe 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 eat the way we do
Alternative Names
Barry Glassner American sociologist

Barry Glassner sociólogo estadounidense

Barry Glassner sociologue américain

Glassner, Barry R.

Glassner, Barry R. 1952-

Бэрри Гласснер

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