Evolution's Rainbow Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science--and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates.Evolution's Rainbowexplains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. A new preface shows how this witty, playful, and daring book has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Preface to the 2009 Edition|
|Introduction: Diversity Denied|
|Sex and Diversity|
|Sex versus Gender|
|Sex within Bodies|
|The Theory of Evolution|
|An Embryonic Narrative|
|Disease versus Diversity|
|Genetic Engineering versus Diversity|
|Two-Spirits, Mahu, and Hijras|
|Transgender in Historical Europe and the Middle East|
|Sexual Relations in Antiquity|
|Tomboi, Vestidas, and Guevedoche|
|Trans Politics in the United States|
|Appendix: Policy Recommendations|