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

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

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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeVay, Simon
Dewey number
306.76/0723
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ76.25
LC item number
.L497 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 E-037
  • HQ 76.25
NLM item number
L656q 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Homosexuality
  • Research
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Hormones
  • Prevalence
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Abortion, Eugenic
  • Men
  • Health
  • Sexuality
  • Prejudice
  • Behavioral Research
  • Eugenics
  • History, 20th Century
  • Civil Rights
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stereotyping
  • Homosexuality
  • Attitude
  • Women
  • Politics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Brain
  • Research
  • 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
  • Health Care
  • Natural Science Disciplines
  • Physiological Effects of Drugs
  • Disease Attributes
  • Nervous System
  • Chemicals and Drugs
  • Genetic Phenomena
  • Pharmacologic Actions
  • Demography
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Health Care Economics and Organizations
  • Phenomena and Processes
  • Data Collection
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Anatomy
  • Disciplines and Occupations
  • Sociology
  • Pathologic Processes
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Epidemiologic Measurements
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Information Science
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Gay & Lesbian Studies
  • Gender & Ethnic Studies
  • Social Sciences
Label
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-347) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262278201
Lccn
96012906
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111000211170478
  • (MH)006370840-X
  • (SSID)ssj0000231519
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12067322
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000231519
  • (PQKBWorkID)10206043
  • (PQKB)10996388
  • (EXLCZ)99111000211170478
Label
Queer science : the use and abuse of research into homosexuality, Simon LeVay., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-347) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Extent
1 online resource (x, 364 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262278201
Lccn
96012906
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111000211170478
  • (MH)006370840-X
  • (SSID)ssj0000231519
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12067322
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000231519
  • (PQKBWorkID)10206043
  • (PQKB)10996388
  • (EXLCZ)99111000211170478

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