What makes people gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual? And who cares? Written by one of the leading scientists in the research of sexual orientation, Queer Science looks at how scientific discoveries about homosexuality influence society's attitude toward gays and lesbians, beginning with the theories of the German sexologist and gay-rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld and culminating with the latest discoveries in brain science, genetics, endocrinology, and cognitive psychology.
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The relationship between science and society, particularly concerning research into homosexuality, is the subject of this book from Simon LeVay, whose 1991 report on an observed difference in brain structures between gay and heterosexual men is one of the starting points for Chandler Burr's book, A Separate Creation. LeVay recaps that research here, but within the context of a broader history that begins in 19th-century Germany and goes on to include the Kinsey report as well as contemporary gene identification. LeVay combines material from various scientific disciplines with a clarity that makes us think that much harder about the social and cultural issues to which that material has been linked, issues which address, without necessarily defining, the nature of gay identity.About the Author:
Simon LeVay, whose 1991 paper published in Science, "A difference in hypothalamic structure between homosexual and heterosexual men," attracted worldwide scientific and public attention, is Associate Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He is presently Chair of the Steering Committee of the Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education, West Hollywood, a new college for the gay and lesbian community in Southern California.
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Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0262621193
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0262621193
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780262621199
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110262621193
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