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The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory and Ethics of Sexual Orientation

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In recent years scientific research and popular opinion have favored the idea that sexual orientations are determined at birth. In this book, philosopher and legal theorist Edward Stein investigates scientific research on sexual orientation and shows that it is deeply flawed. He argues that this research assumes a picture of sexual desire that reflects unquestioned cultura ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1999)
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if you only read one queer theory text (although i don't know why you'd stop at one...) this should be it. accessible enough to bring to the beach (i think) but will reshape your way of thinking. definitely one of my top five most influential books.
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