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Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people

Author: Joan Roughgarden
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. This title explains how this diversity develops from the action of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Roughgarden
ISBN: 9780520260122 0520260120
OCLC Number: 299244088
Notes: Originally published: 2004. With new pref.
Description: xi, 474 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Diversity denied --
Animal rainbows. Sex and diversity. Sex versus gender. Sex within bodies. Sex roles. Two-gender families. Multiple-gender families. Female choice. Same-sex sexuality. The theory of evolution --
Human rainbows. An embryonic narrative. Sex determination. Sex differences. Gender identity. Sexual orientation. Psychological perspectives. Disease versus diversity. Genetic engineering versus diversity --
Cultural rainbows. Two-spirits, mahu, and hijras. Transgender in historical Europe and the Middle East. Sexual relations in antiquity. Tomboi, vestidas, and guevedoche. Trans politics in the United States.
Responsibility: Joan Roughgarden.

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"A fascinating discussion about diversity in gender and sexuality in [the] living world."--Mammalia

 
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