GLASSNER, Barry. American, b. 1952. Genres: Sociology, Social sciences. Career: Syracuse University, NY, assistant professor to professor of sociology and department chair, 1978-88; University of Connecticut, Storrs, professor of sociology and department chair, 1988-91; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, professor of sociology and department chair, 1991-; writer. Publications: (with J. Freedman) Clinical Sociology, 1979; Essential Interactionism, 1980; (with J.D. Moreno) Discourse in the Social Sciences: Strategies for Translating Models of Mental Illness, 1982; (with D. Sylvan) A Rationalist Methodology for the Social Sciences, 1985; (with J. Loughlin) Drugs in Adolescent Worlds: Burnouts to Straights, 1987; Bodies, 1988; (with J. Moreno) Qualitative/Quantitative Distinction in the Social Sciences, 1989; Career Crash, 1994; The Culture of Fear, 1999. Address: Geri Thoma, Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inc, 44 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.