Same Sex

Same Sex

by John Corvino
     
 

Same Sex is the most comprehensive anthology on homosexuality available. It goes beyond other classroom readers to explore historical conceptions of homosexuality, homosexual identity, and a variety of public policy issues, ranging from gay marriage to outing to military service. It also examines the issues from ethical, religious, and scientific perspectives.

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Same Sex is the most comprehensive anthology on homosexuality available. It goes beyond other classroom readers to explore historical conceptions of homosexuality, homosexual identity, and a variety of public policy issues, ranging from gay marriage to outing to military service. It also examines the issues from ethical, religious, and scientific perspectives. While the authors represent a wide range of opinions on homosexuality, the anthology cuts through the emotional fervor surrounding homosexuality to offer reasoned, lucid discussion of the issues.

Editorial Reviews

Religious Studies Review
. . . lucidly distinguishes among nature/nurture, essentialist/constructionist, and determinist/voluntarist . . .
— Susan Henking, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Bruce Bawer
Exceptionally comprehensive, admirably balanced, endlessly thought-provoking."
Chesire Calhoun
[An] extremely useful collection of original pieces and recent classics.
Religious Studies Review - Susan Henking
. . . lucidly distinguishes among nature/nurture, essentialist/constructionist, and determinist/voluntarist . . .
Times Literary Supplement (UK)
One welcomes with enthusiasm, therefore, Same Sex, a series of twenty-seven essays which gives space to arguments on both, or more, sides of many of the issues surrounding homosexuality, and genuinely seeks to engage in intellectual debate.
The Instrumentalist
This series of essays and responses makes for a calm, measured debate on the morality of homosexuality and of society's treatment of homosexuals . . . [and] attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.
National Catholic Reporter
This is a thoughtful book, one that provides plenty of space for reflection and drawing one's own conclusions—or seeking further information.
Washington Post Book World
This series of essays and responses makes for a calm, measured debate on the morality of homosexuality and of society's treatment of homosexuals . . . [and] attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.
Times Literary Supplement
One welcomes with enthusiasm, therefore, Same Sex, a series of twenty-seven essays which gives space to arguments on both, or more, sides of many of the issues surrounding homosexuality, and genuinely seeks to engage in intellectual debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847684823
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/1997
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

John Corvino teaches philosophy at Wayne State University. His articles on the subject have appeared in The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review and in the anthology Do We Need Minority Rights? Conceptual Issues. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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