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Evolution's Rainbow : Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People



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"Thought-provoking...profound....Combines the combustible power of a keen intellect with powerful conviction and ethical courage." -American Scientist

Author Biography

Joan Roughgarden is Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. She is the author of several books, including Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist and The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness (UC Press).

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2009 Editionp. ix
Introduction: Diversity Deniedp. 1
Animal Rainbows
Sex and Diversityp. 13
Sex versus Genderp. 22
Sex within Bodiesp. 30
Sex Rolesp. 43
Two-Gender Familiesp. 49
Multiple-Gender Familiesp. 75
Female Choicep. 106
Same-Sex Sexualityp. 127
The Theory of Evolutionp. 159
Human Rainbows
An Embryonic Narrativep. 185
Sex Determinationp. 196
Sex Differencesp. 207
Gender Identityp. 238
Sexual Orientationp. 245
Psychological Perspectivesp. 262
Disease versus Diversityp. 280
Genetic Engineering versus Diversityp. 306
Cultural Rainbows
Two-Spirits, Mahu, and Hijrasp. 329
Transgender in Historical Europe and the Middle Eastp. 352
Sexual Relations in Antiquityp. 367
Tomboi, Vestidas, and Guevedochep. 377
Trans Politics in the United Statesp. 387
Appendix: Policy Recommendationsp. 401
Notesp. 409
Indexp. 461
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