It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And the lesson has been, quite frankly, conservative. They can interact sexually in threesomes and foursomes.' Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. "Joan Roughgarden asks, and indeed tries to answer, all the big questions about sexual diversity among humans and animals. Happy to replace my copy, which a student borrowed years ago, and I am just now getting around to replacing. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. : (Understanding Human Sexuality, Women & Power, Sex and Gender Identity). Yet will you just look at what the slick critters are up to in their pool? Receive an email when this ISBN is available used. Immensely informative and opened a wealth of information to absorb. Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2014. The monolith would be, she believes, 'a bold statement of America's moral leadership'. Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People Joan Roughgarden University of California Press £18.95 pp472. She takes her readers on a wonderful journey through ecology and evolution and is a brilliant and talented narrator. Roughgarden's subject, she says, is 'the gee-whiz of ecological diversity', and she promises that her book will contain 'page after page of I-didn't-know-that, wow, and really'. The shipment came on time, was packaged very nicely and the book was in GREAT condition. This Utopia - a 'body-gender-sexuality space where anyone can find their spot' by mixing and matching organs or procreative options to suit themselves - is called San Francisco. First she impersonates the wriggling, hyperactive, assertive sperm, but she soon defers to placid Magna Mater: 'As I approached my egg part, I was humbled. Sex Rules! 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. This is an exhilarating and yet strange book, written by a passionate and highly talented scientist. I couldn't put it down. … Ce livre se lit comme du bonbon tout en faisant comprendre de façon très claire à quel point la théorie de Darwin n'est pas basée uniquement basée sur la lutte mais aussi la coopération, ce dont je me doutais depuis toujours. The San Francisco firmament smiles on her experiments, though she sees in it not stars but rainbows, which are the 'diversty-affirming' flags of the gay nation. Certainly she seems to be selling her thesis to a class of students who derive what little culture they possess from the tube. Thus, after quoting a study of 'copulation strategies' among swallows, she registers her disagreement by saying 'Hello!' She presents a myriad of New horizons for inquiry that is more Truly scientific, and potentially generative, if enhancing human and ecological Lives becomes the political imperative we need it to become. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Beyond the Birds and Bees: The progressive parent's comprehensive guide to talking ... Insane Success for Lazy People: How to Fulfill Your Dreams and Make Life an Adventure, “A fascinating discussion about diversity in gender and sexuality in [the] living world.”. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. And we will judge, condemn, restrict or incarcerate people based on our notions of biologically normal variability in gender and sexuality. Having triumphantly transitioned, she reproves 'transphobia' and sponsors 'transgenic' pride in 'the lesbian-gay-bi-trans-intersex community'. The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of 2020. Joan has been thorough in gathering, organizing, extracting and more boundlessly exploring meanings within .Natures ecological communities, such that there are many questions posed that can well lead beyond the many patriarchal assumptions which prohibit our ability to see the potentials inherent in transitioning to a world characterized by "partnership" (Eisler) values and ways of being related within an ecological human or social world. The arrangement offered almost every male a chance at reproduction, hence incentives to contribute to the common good. Roughgarden, it is clear, chooses her battles emotionally, not strategically. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Un fortunately organize religion has become a way of good or great living for their leaders. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Joan of Arc - here outed as 'a male-identified trans person' by a 'trans activist' - is introduced as 'the famous heroine of television specials'. Gender and gender differences matter to us social primates. Roughgarden's intellectual generosity may jump-start the careers of a new generation of diversity-affirming Darwinian scientists. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The mannerisms of sitcom dialogue invade her exposition. I will buy from this seller again for sure. Like Tiresias she has experienced both genders, which qualifies her to narrate the process of her own insemination inside the bodies of her parents. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2010. She takes her readers on a wonderful journey through ecology and evolution and is a brilliant and talented narrator. Yet the level to which Joan removes human bias is still a huge leap forward in bringing science toward the objectivity that will come of extensive self-examination of the kind that has been nearly absent within scientific praxes to date. This is a brilliant combination of careful scientific exposition and fierce polemic. One comes away from this book with a profoundly altered idea of what constitutes "natural" in reference to sexuality and gender. No matter what one may think about Roughgarden's hypotheses (though these are to my mind often inspired) Evolution's Rainbow was a great read if only for the sheer quantity of information it encapsulates. Joan Roughgarden's Evolution's Rainbow takes us on a lunatic tour of science, religion and identity politics. All rights reserved. Weaned off testosterone and dosed with female hormones, she now feels 'a deep calm and happiness'. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Very mixed feelings about this one. Learn more about the program. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. My doubts start with the name and nature of the author, who professes biology at Stanford. Please try your request again later. She was like the earth, huge and colourful. Here, tending her mutated physique as if it were a rough garden that has now been weeded and manicured into femininity, Roughgarden lives in a condition of dazed mystical bliss. Roughgarden's intellectual generosity may jump-start the careers of a new generation of diversity-affirming Darwinian scientists. Transgender in Historical Europe and the Middle East, Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. Very mixed feelings about this one. Roughgarden J (2005). University of California Press; 2Rev Ed Edition (April 1, 2009), Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2017. Roughgarden builds a strong case for biological diversity related to what humans call sex, gender, and sexuality. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2017. 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. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. I was tiny, like the moon. I am not yet finished reading this book, and I have come across one assumption that Joan seems to have carried throughout and not yet critiqued, which has to do with the unqualified projection of the economizatuon of Living processes (she has not critiqued the assumption that social life among all species must be for gain of resources, while she critiques all assumptions having to do with procretati ve or gendered concerns). Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Did she learn her argumentative technique from Jennifer Aniston? "—Robert Sapolsky, author of A Primates Memoir. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I'm much more enlightened after reading this book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2012. 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. Rather than reading books, she measures their length and width, while carefully noting whether their authors, sexually speaking, are in or out: a chapter on lesbian lizards refers to a tome 'two inches thick with 751 pages' on 'same-sex courtship', written by 'a young scholar, out as gay'. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. Evolution's Rainbow will The book is exhilarating because it weaves personal experience and academic research into a highly politicized plea for tolerance of, indeed affection for, diversity of sexual expression. ISBN13: 9780520280458 A primeira parte do livro realmente me impressionou bastante, a diversidade sexual na natureza é realmente incrível e temos pouca ou quase nenhuma ideia sobre ela. A Curious but Exhilarating Romp through Evolutionary Biology, Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2009. I think Judy Garland put it a little more lucidly in The Wizard of Oz. I am a retired biology professor. Did you know some fish species have 3 sexes? 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. 'I co-operate my body,' she reports, 'to live a good life.' Evolution s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People. Trust worthy and dependable. No Kindle device required. One of the few things she tells us about herself is that as a child she lived in the hills of Indonesia, eating 'yummy rice cakes'. I nuzzled against her velvety surface.' A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. Be the first to share your thoughts on this title! 'A male places its erect penis into another male's genital slit, nasal aperture, or anus. I'm not sure I agree with all of her conclusions, but much of the time she makes a lot of sense. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.

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