Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. USA 2005, 474 pp., brochure, € 17.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, the author challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. An evolutionary biologist herself, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science, and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including primates. The book 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. The author reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality.