Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People / Edition 2

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People / Edition 2

by Joan Roughgarden
     
 

A celebration of the enormous diversity of genders and sexuality found in animals and among human cultures. Roughgarden explores how and why this range of bodies and behaviors evolved and exposes how biology, medicine, anthropology and Christianity have obstructed the recognition and acceptance of this diversity. See more details below

Overview

A celebration of the enormous diversity of genders and sexuality found in animals and among human cultures. Roughgarden explores how and why this range of bodies and behaviors evolved and exposes how biology, medicine, anthropology and Christianity have obstructed the recognition and acceptance of this diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260122
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : diversity denied1
1Sex and diversity13
2Sex versus gender22
3Sex within bodies30
4Sex roles43
5Two-gender families49
6Multiple-gender families75
7Female choice106
8Same-sex sexuality127
9The theory of evolution159
10An embryonic narrative185
11Sex determination196
12Sex differences207
13Gender identity238
14Sexual orientation245
15Psychological perspectives262
16Disease versus diversity280
17Genetic engineering versus diversity306
18Two-spirits, Mahu, and Hijras329
19Transgender in historical Europe and the Middle East352
20Sexual relations in antiquity367
21Tomboi, Vestidas, And Guevedoche377
22Trans politics in the United States387
AppPolicy recommendations401
Notes409
Index461

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