By Roger N. Lancaster
Roger N. Lancaster presents the definitive rebuttal of evolutionary just-so tales approximately males, girls, and the character of wish during this lively exposé of the heterosexual fables that pervade pop culture, from prime-time sitcoms to clinical theories in regards to the so-called homosexual gene. Lancaster hyperlinks the hot resurgence of organic reasons for gender norms, sexual wants, and human nature typically with the present pitched battles over sexual politics. rules a few "hardwired" and immutable human nature are circulating at a pivotal second in human heritage, he argues, one within which dramatic adjustments in gender roles and an exceptional normalization of lesbian and homosexual relationships are not easy got notions and ordinarily held convictions on each front.
The difficulty with Nature takes on significant media sources—the ny occasions, Newsweek—and generally ballyhooed clinical stories and ideas to teach how newshounds, scientists, and others invoke the rhetoric of technological know-how to help political positions within the absence of any actual proof. Lancaster additionally offers a unique and dramatic research of the social, historic, and political backdrop for altering discourses on "nature," together with an incisive critique of the disasters of queer concept to appreciate the social conflicts of the instant. via displaying how reductivist factors for sexual orientation lean on essentialist rules approximately gender, Lancaster invitations us to imagine extra deeply and creatively approximately human acts and social family.