The Resource Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay, (eBook)

Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay, (eBook)

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Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality
Title
Queer science
Title remainder
the use and abuse of research into homosexuality
Statement of responsibility
Simon LeVay
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
What makes people gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual? And who cares? These are the twin themes of Queer Science, a scientific and social analysis of research in the field of sexual orientation. Written by one of the leading scientists involved in this research, it 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, and endocrinology, and cognitive psychology. Research into homosexuality exemplifies both the promise and the danger of science applied to human nature. LeVay argues that the question of causation should not be the crucial issue in the gay-rights debate, but that science does have an important contribution to make. It can help to demonstrate that the traditional and still prevalent view of homosexuality - as a mere set of behaviors that anyone might show - is inadequate, and that gays and lesbians are in a real sense a distinct group of people within the larger society with a privileged insight into their own natures
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unknown
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LeVay, Simon
Dewey number
306.76/0723
Series statement
eBooks from EBSCOhost
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Research
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SELF-HELP
  • Electronic books
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Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay, (eBook)
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https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1399
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Publication
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-347) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Hirschfeld and the Third Sex -- 2. The Nature and Prevalence of Homosexuality -- 3. The Talking Cure -- 4. Learning and Unlearning Homosexuality -- 5. Hormones -- 6. The Brain -- 7. Mental Traits -- 8. Stress -- 9. Genes -- 10. Against Nature? -- 11. Sickness or Health? -- 12. Science and the Law -- 13. Science Fiction -- Science Future? -- 14. Conclusions
Control code
tsl-ebsco07541
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 p.)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328593
Label
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay, (eBook)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1399
Publication
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-347) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Hirschfeld and the Third Sex -- 2. The Nature and Prevalence of Homosexuality -- 3. The Talking Cure -- 4. Learning and Unlearning Homosexuality -- 5. Hormones -- 6. The Brain -- 7. Mental Traits -- 8. Stress -- 9. Genes -- 10. Against Nature? -- 11. Sickness or Health? -- 12. Science and the Law -- 13. Science Fiction -- Science Future? -- 14. Conclusions
Control code
tsl-ebsco07541
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 p.)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328593

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