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Same Sex (Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy)

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Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround them.

Synopsis:

...attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.--The Washington Post Are gay rights equal rights or special rights? Is homosexuality immoral? While contributors to Same Sex, including the late John Boswell, David M. Halperin, and George Chauncey, often clash in opinion, they share a fundamental commintment to careful, rational discussion. Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround them.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-382) and index.

Table of Contents

Part one. Morality and religion. Why shouldn't Tommy and Jim have sex? a defense of homosexuality / John Corvino. A reply to Corvino / David Brndshaw. Law, morality, and "sexual orientation" / John Finnis. Homosexual conduct: a reply to the new natural lawyers / Andrew Koppelman. The homosexual movement / The Ramsey colloquinm. A reply to the Ramsey colloquium / Thomas Williams. The Bible on homosexuality: ethically neutral / Daniel A. Helminiak. Romans 1:26-27 and Biblical sexuality / Thomas E. Schmidt — Part two. Concience and identity. The origins of sexual orientation: possible biological contributions / William Byne and Mitchell Lasco. The exotic becomes erotic theory of sexual orientation / Daryl J. Bern. The ethical relevance of scientific research on sexual orientation / Edward Stein. Diversity and variability in women's sexual identities / Carla Golden. Explaining homosexuality: who cares anyhow? / Frederick Suppe — Part three. Identity and historv. Aristophanes' speech from the Symposium / Plato (translation and notes by Leah Himmelhoch). Revolutions, universals, and sexual categories / John Boswell. Sex before sexuality: pederasty, politics, and power in classical Athens / David M. Halperin. The reproduction of butch-fem roles: a social constructionist approach / Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline Davis. Christian brotherhood or sexual perversion? homosexual identities and the construction of sexual boundaries in the World War I era / George Chauncey. Strangers at home: bisexuals in the queer movement / Carol Queen — Part four. Public policy. Make war, not love: the Pentagon's ban is wise and just / John Luddy. Dry-cleaning the troops and other matters: a critique of "Don't ask, don't tell" / Paul Siegel. The case for outing / Richard D. Mohr. Outing, ethics, and politics: a reply to Mohr / James S. Stramel. How domestic partnerships and "gay marriage" threaten the family / Robert H. Knight. Who needs marriage? / Jonathan Rauch. Against marriage / Claudia Carol. A gay and straight agenda / Richard D. Mohr

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847684830
Editor:
Corvino, John
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Editor:
Corvino, John
Author:
Corvino, John
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Gay rights
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.00x5.84x.91 in. 1.26 lbs.

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