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Same Sex : Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality - John Corvino

Same Sex

Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality

By: John Corvino (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1999
ISBN: 9780847684830
Number Of Pages: 422

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"Same Sex" is the most comprehensive anthology on homosexuality available. It goes beyond other classroom readers to explore historical conceptions of homosexuality, homosexual identity, and a variety of public policy issues, ranging from gay marriage to outing to military service. It also examines the issues from ethical, religious, and scientific perspectives. While the authors represent a wide range of opinions on homosexuality, the anthology cuts through the emotional fervor surrounding homosexuality to offer reasoned, lucid discussion of the issues.

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. . . lucidly distinguishes among nature/nurture, essentialist/constructionist, and determinist/voluntarist . . .--Susan Henking, Hobart and William Smith Colleges "Religious Studies Review "

Morality and Religion
Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexualityp. 3
A Reply to Corvinop. 17
Law, Morality, and "Sexual Orientation"p. 31
Homosexual Conduct: A Reply to the New Natural Lawyersp. 44
The Homosexual Movementp. 58
A Reply to the Ramsey Colloquiump. 69
The Bible on Homosexuality: Ethically Neutralp. 81
Romans 1:26-27 and Biblical Sexualityp. 93
Science and Identity
The Origins of Sexual Orientation: Possible Biological Contributionsp. 107
The Exotic-Becomes-Erotic Theory of Sexual Orientationp. 121
The Ethical Relevance of Scientific Research on Sexual Orientationp. 135
Diversity and Variability in Women's Sexual Identitiesp. 149
Explaining Homosexuality: Who Cares Anyhow?p. 167
Identity and History
Aristophanes' Speech from the Symposiump. 179
Revolutions, Universals, and Sexual Categoriesp. 185
Sex Before Sexuality: Pederasty, Politics, and Power in Classical Athensp. 203
The Reproduction of Butch-Fem Roles: A Social Constructionist Approachp. 220
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Erap. 235
Strangers at Home: Bisexuals in the Queer Movementp. 258
Public Policy
Make War, Not Love: The Pentagon's Ban Is Wise and Justp. 267
Dry-Cleaning the Troops and Other Matters: A Critique of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"p. 274
The Case for Outingp. 281
Outing, Ethics, and Politics: A Reply to Mohrp. 284
How Domestic Partnerships and "Gay Marriage" Threaten the Familyp. 289
Who Needs Marriage?p. 304
Against Marriagep. 317
A Gay and Straight Agendap. 331
Notesp. 345
Indexp. 383
About the Contributorsp. 387
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ISBN: 9780847684830
ISBN-10: 0847684830
Series: Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 28th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.83  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.57