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The Resource Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people, Joan Roughgarden

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

Label
Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people
Title
Evolution's rainbow
Title remainder
diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people
Statement of responsibility
Joan Roughgarden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science-and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. Witty, playful, and daring, this book will revolutionize our understanding of sexuality. Roughgarden argues that principal elements of Darwinian sexual selection theory are false and suggests a new theory that emphasizes social inclusion and control of access to resources and mating opportunity. She disputes a range of scientific and medical concepts, including Wilson's genetic determinism of behavior, evolutionary psychology, the existence of a gay gene, the role of parenting in determining gender identity, and Dawkins's "selfish gene" as the driver of natural selection. She dares social science to respect the agency and rationality of diverse people; shows that many cultures across the world and throughout history accommodate people we label today as lesbian, gay, and transgendered; and calls on the Christian religion to acknowledge the Bible's many passages endorsing diversity in gender and sexuality. Evolution's Rainbow concludes with bold recommendations for improving education in biology, psychology, and medicine; for democratizing genetic engineering and medical practice; and for building a public monument to affirm diversity as one of our nation's defining principles."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roughgarden, Joan
Dewey number
305.3
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
R68 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Biodiversity
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Sexual orientation
Label
Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people, Joan Roughgarden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Animal rainbows -- part two. Human rainbows -- part three. Cultural rainbows
Control code
861528157
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • Tenth anniversary edition /
  • with a new preface by the author.
Extent
1 online resource (491 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 515355
  • 22573/ctt7xbx2s
  • e4d3004f-a8ef-4c3c-a037-cdbde5ac3f7c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861528157
Label
Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people, Joan Roughgarden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Animal rainbows -- part two. Human rainbows -- part three. Cultural rainbows
Control code
861528157
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • Tenth anniversary edition /
  • with a new preface by the author.
Extent
1 online resource (491 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 515355
  • 22573/ctt7xbx2s
  • e4d3004f-a8ef-4c3c-a037-cdbde5ac3f7c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861528157

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