The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture / Edition 1

The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Roger N. Lancaster
     
 

The Trouble with Nature is the definitive rebuttal of the heterosexual fables concerning sexuality widely circulated in evolutionary psychology. See more details below

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The Trouble with Nature is the definitive rebuttal of the heterosexual fables concerning sexuality widely circulated in evolutionary psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520202870
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
455
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Roger N. Lancaster teaches anthropology and cultural studies at George Mason University, where he directs the Cultural Studies Ph.D. program. He edited (with Micaela di Leonardo) The Gender/Sexuality Reader (1997) and is the author of Life Is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua (California, 1993), which won the C. Wright Mills Award and the Ruth Benedict Prize.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction. Culture Wars, Nature Wars: A Report from the Front1
1In the Beginning, Nature35
2The Normal Body41
3The Human Design53
4Our Animals, Our Selves59
5The Science Question: Cultural Preoccupations and Social Struggles71
6Sexual Selection: Eager, Aggressive Boy Meets Coy, Choosy Girl80
7The Selfish Gene91
8Genomania and Heterosexual Fetishism102
9Biological Beauty and the Straight Arrow of Desire117
10Homo Faber, Family Man138
11T-Power151
12Nature's Marriage Laws160
13Marooned on Survivor Island169
14Selective Affinities: Commonalities and Differences in the Family of Man177
15The Social Body202
16The Practices of Sex221
17This Queer Body233
18The Biology of the Homosexual240
19Desire Is Not a "Thing"258
20Familiar Patterns, Dangerous Liaisons268
21"Nature" in Quotation Marks285
22Money's Subject293
23History and Historicity Flow through the Body Politic306
24The Politics of Dread and Desire322
25Sex and Citizenship in the Age of Flexible Accumulation330
An Open-Ended Conclusion342
Notes349
Index421

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