Some features of WorldCat will not be available. This section needs expansion. The book received both positive and mixed reviews. Finding libraries that hold this item Bradley described the book as a well-written account of the process of science. Clearly we do not know how sexuality is created and why some people end up with different sexual desires than others. Hamer argues that human sexuality can and should be studied scientifically and discusses his findings about Xq28a region of the X chromosome.
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The science of desire : the search for the gay gene and the biology of behavior
Cover of the first edition. In his book The History of Sexuality Michel Foucault charted a major shift in our construction of sexual desires over the past few centuries. Infor example, Simon LeVay released a study that suggested small differences in the size of certain cells in the brain could influence sexual orientation in men. However, he comments that it taught him that the genetics of behavior is an emotionally and politically charged topic, especially where it concerns sexuality. Homosexuality, Male -- genetics. He wrote that Hamer tried to connect his ideas to "issues from handedness to Alzheimer's, usually coming off sounding like he has not sufficiently mastered the specific areas", and failed in his discussion of the "behavioral and social science literature", for example by mistakenly identifying social constructionism as a form of behaviorism. First, we have developed the idea that our sexual desires reveal a fundamental truth about who we are, and second we have created a conviction that we have an obligation to seek out that truth and express it.
Instead, the kind of sex you have or want to have becomes a symptom of something else: You may have already requested this item. Cancel Forgot your password? You may send this item to up to five recipients. He credited Hamer with avoiding over-stating the importance of his work or sensationalizing his results, writing that he had produced a "clear and capable book about a difficult subject. The E-mail Address es field is required. Details Additional Physical Format: