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The mismeasure of desire : the science, theory, and ethics of sexual orientation

Author: Edward Stein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Ideologies of desire.
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Scientific research and popular opinion have favoured the idea that sexual orientations are determined at birth, but Edward Stein argues that this may be wrong. This work offers an examination of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Stein
ISBN: 0195099958 9780195099959 0195142446 9780195142440
OCLC Number: 52336601
Description: xi, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sex, gender, and sexual orientation --
What is sexual orientation? --
Human kinds --
Essentialism and constructionism about sexual orientation --
The emerging scientific program for the study of sexual orientation --
Animal models and evolutionary accounts in the emerging research program --
Critique of the emerging research program --
Experiential theories of sexual orientation --
Sexual orientation and choice --
Lesbian and gay rights and the science of sexual orientation --
Selecting and changing the sexual orientation of children --
Should scientific research on sexual orientation be done?
Series Title: Ideologies of desire.
Responsibility: Edward Stein.

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