Author(s): Roger N. Lancaster
Publisher: University of California Press
Date: 2003 Format: PDF Language: English ISBN10: 0520236203
Pages: 455 OCR: Y Quality: Good ISBN13:
Roger N. Lancaster provides the definitive rebuttal of evolutionary just-so stories about men, women, and the nature of desire in this spirited expose of the heterosexual fables that pervade popular culture, from prime-time sitcoms to scientific theories about the so-called gay gene. Lancaster links the recent resurgence of biological explanations for gender norms, sexual desires, and human nature in general with the current pitched battles over sexual politics. Ideas about a "hardwired" and immutable human nature are circulating at a pivotal moment in human history, he...