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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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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Cataloging source
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LeVay, Simon
Dewey number
306.76/0723
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ76.25
LC item number
.L497 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 E-037
  • HQ 76.25
NLM item number
L656q 1996
Series statement
The MIT Press Ser
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  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Homosexuality
  • Research
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Hormones
  • Prevalence
  • Abortion, Eugenic
  • Men
  • Health
  • Sexuality
  • Prejudice
  • Behavioral Research
  • Eugenics
  • History, 20th Century
  • Civil Rights
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stereotyping
  • Attitude
  • Women
  • Politics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Brain
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
  • Social Sciences
  • Behavior
  • Humanities
  • Psychology, Social
  • Reproductive Physiological Phenomena
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Morbidity
  • Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
  • Social Behavior
  • Genotype
  • Persons
  • Genetics
  • Human Rights
  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
  • Science
  • Population Characteristics
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Central Nervous System
  • Disease Susceptibility
  • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Obstetric Surgical Procedures
  • Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena
  • Social Control, Formal
  • Named Groups
  • Biology
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Vital Statistics
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Natural Science Disciplines
  • Physiological Effects of Drugs
  • Disease Attributes
  • Nervous System
  • Genetic Phenomena
  • Pharmacologic Actions
  • Demography
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Health Care Economics and Organizations
  • Phenomena and Processes
  • Data Collection
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Anatomy
  • Sociology
  • Pathologic Processes
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Epidemiologic Measurements
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Information Science
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Disease
  • Public Health
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Sexual Behavior
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SELF-HELP
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
Label
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-347) 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
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
42328593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585003368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5726
  • 9780262278201
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328593
Label
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-347) 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
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
42328593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585003368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5726
  • 9780262278201
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328593

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