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  • Title: Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity (Stonewall Inn Editions (Paperback))
  • Author: Bruce Bagemihl
  • ISBN: 9780312253776
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback

  • Bruce Bagemihl writes that Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity was a labor of love And indeed it must have been, since most scientists have thus far studiously avoided the topic of widespread homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom sometimes in the face of undeniable evidence Bagemihl begins with an overview of same sex activity in animBruce Bagemihl writes that Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity was a labor of love And indeed it must have been, since most scientists have thus far studiously avoided the topic of widespread homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom sometimes in the face of undeniable evidence Bagemihl begins with an overview of same sex activity in animals, carefully defining courtship patterns, affectionate behaviors, sexual techniques, mating and pair bonding, and same sex parenting He firmly dispels the prevailing notion that homosexuality is uniquely human and only occurs in unnatural circumstances As far as the nature versus nurture argument it s obviously both, he concludes An overview of biologists discomfort with their own observations of animal homosexuality over 200 years would be truly hilarious if it didn t reflect a tendency of humans and only humans to respond with aggression and hostility to same sex behavior in our own species In fact, Bagemihl reports, scientists have sometimes been afraid to report their observations for fear of recrimination from a hidebound and homophobic academia Scientists use of anthropomorphizing vocabulary such as insulting, unfortunate, and inappropriate to describe same sex matings shows a decided lack of objectivity on the part of naturalists Astounding as it sounds, a number of scientists have actually argued that when a female Bonobo wraps her legs around another female while emitting screams of enjoyment, this is actually greeting behavior, or appeasement behavior almost anything, it seems, besides pleasurable sexual behavior Throw this book into the middle of a crowd of wildlife biologists and watch them scatter But Bagemihl doesn t let the scientific community s discomfort deny him the opportunity to show the love that dare not bark its name in all its feathery, furry, toothy diversity The second half of this hefty tome is filled with an exhaustive array of speci
    Bruce Bagemihl
    Bruce Bagemihl is a Canadian biologist, linguist, and author of the book Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.He served on the faculty of University of British Columbia, and he earned a Ph.D in linguistics from there in 1988.Biological Exuberance cites numerous studies on some 300 species see List of animals displaying homosexual behavior showing that homosexual and bisexual behaviors are common among animals and proposes a theory of sexual behavior in which reproduction is only one of its principal biological functions.Bagemihl proposes that group cohesion and lessening of tensions, seen for example among bonobos, are other important functions of sexual behavior.Biological Exuberance was cited in the U.S Supreme Court case Lawrence v Texas as evidence that homosexual behavior is natural, and formed the basis for the museum exhibition Against Nature.Publications Animals Do Do It, Alternatives Journal, Summer 2001 Left Handed Bears and Androgynous Cassowaries, Whole Earth, Spring 2000 Beastly Homosexualities Future Histories of Nonreproductive Sex and Technology, 2000Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, 1999

    Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural A scholarly, exhaustive, and utterly convincing refutation of the notion that human homosexuality is an aberration in nature Bagemihl does realize that some among us will never be convinced that homosexuality occurs freely and frequently in nature. Exuberance The Passion for Life Kay Redfield Jamison Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Animal sexual behaviour Animal sexual behaviour takes many different forms, including within the same species.Common mating or reproductively motivated systems include monogamy, polygyny, polyandry, polygamy and promiscuity.Other sexual behaviour may be reproductively motivated e.g sex apparently due to duress or coercion and situational sexual behaviour or non reproductively motivated e.g interspecific List of animals displaying homosexual behavior For these animals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of one or of the following kinds sex, courtship, affection, pair bonding, or parenting, as noted in researcher and author Bruce Bagemihl s book Biological Exuberance Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bagemihl writes that the presence of same sex sexual behavior was not officially observed on a large Homosexuality in Animals and Humans Homosexuality is thoroughly natural.It occurs in a massive range of animal species, including humans, so appears to be part of the genetic makeup of life in general. chimpanzee Facts, Habitat, Diet Britannica chimpanzee Pan troglodytes Chimpanzees Pan troglodytes spend their time both on the ground and in the trees.Although they often leap and swing by their arms brachiate skillfully from branch to branch among the trees, their movement over any significant distance usually takes place on the ground. New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts Breast Evolution Straight men are programmed to love breasts so that they ll play with them during sex, which triggers the woman s maternal bonding circuitry. Sexualit animale Wikipdia La sexualit animale est l ensemble des mcanismes physiologiques qui concourent au rapprochement des sexes et la reproduction de l espce. Elle est trs diversifie et dpend des espces Certaines pratiques peuvent tre rapproches de pratiques humaines. Heteroseksualizm , wolna encyklopedia Heteroseksualizm z gr , heteros jeden lub drugi z dwch , drugi , inny oraz z ac sexus p e trwa y erotyczny poci g do przedstawicieli odmiennej p ci.Termin ten bywa te u ywany w badaniach gender studies quinton Rex Research Ren Quinton Ocean Plasma by Peter Margo phoenix vif Have you ever heard of Ren Quinton Probably not Yet this man saved several thousands of children s lives in France and in Egypt at the beginning of this century by using a serum which now bears his name.


    Commentaires:

    marcali
    (thanks, Ricky Gervais)

    Bill
    The perfect antidote for the Christian folks who believe homosexuality is "evil" or a "tool of Satan". This little-known book crushes any notion that homosexuality is anything other than just plain normal. The animal kingdom is rife with examples of homosexual behavior. Many of the animals studied preferred same-sex couplings their entire lives. Bagemihl's effort should be made available to high school biology students, college studentsd seminarians struggling with their sexual identity. Why not [...]

    Bryn Hammond
    My vote for best book on the planet? Possibly. Can I just say to Bruce Bagemihl, few have ever done such service to the general public with a book. It changes your ideas. You need this knowledge. It's not merely about gay animals - though there's no end of them. Of value to me was its study of indigenous peoples, how they see animals - the sexual diversity of animals - and the results of this for their culture and ideas about the world. 'Exuberance' is a key concept: an exuberance of life that W [...]

    Clifton
    If there is any clear-thinking person who still believes homosexuality is not natural, he or she should read this book. Published 15 years ago, Biological Exuberance documents over 450 species of animals with homosexual practices of one kind or another. A superb job of reseach on the part of the author.

    Chon Mkliiry
    Whether you are interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, the continuum of "human" behaviors found in animals, or just telling that douchebag at the bar who says "homosexuality isn't natural" that he's full of shit, this book delivers. Part 1 addresses the more generalized questions which arise from understanding non-reproductive sexuality. Part 2 takes a taxonomic approach to organizing and presenting homosexuality across species and orders.Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in [...]

    Delia
    The writing is a bit repetitive but the pictures are Fantastic.

    Mish Middelmann
    It turns out that it’s not just humans who are sexually diverse and exuberant – a wide cross section of animals are “doing it” in myriad combinations of same and opposite sexes, for diverse purposes from reproduction to companionship to what appears like pure fun. This meticulously researched and documented account catalogues mammals, birds, fish and others demonstrating what humans would call long term homosexual and heterosexual relationships, bisexuality, cross-dressing as well as tra [...]

    Eric Wurm
    Animals are totally gay. No really, they are. This is the gay animal "Bible". I don't mean to cast aspersions on Dr. Bagemihl's work, I just mean to say that it is lengthy. It does have far more facts than the Bible, but the total mass of the volume is roughly equivalent. This book should not be read by superstitious animals who were raised to believe that homosexuality is wrong. Nobody needs any Christian marmosets or dolphins protesting outside the publisher's office. Remember folks: Homosexua [...]

    Shaun
    Mary randomly found this in a library in Providence, and I can't believe I'd never heard of it! I've just thumbed through it so far - it's set up much like an encyclopedia with tons of provocative illustrations and photos. I've been a big nerd on nature books and field guides since I was a little boy in Nebraska (wanting to be a marine biologist in Florida), and this is probably one of the most exciting "nature" books I've seen in years! Looking forward to finding a copy when I get home.

    Jessica Hurst
    This is the rare science book that is both thorough AND entertaining. It reignited my passion for zoology. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in animal behavior.

    Kristen Coffin
    "For most people, animals are symbolic: their significance lies not in what they are, but in what we think they are."Really interesting book about the biology of animals (and therefore, people). I probably wouldn't read this if I was of the mind that "homosexuality is a sin" or "a choice" unless you're looking to be more open minded or learn something. Because it is a fact that same sex partnerships occur in nature for reasons more that "there weren't any opposite gender animals around."

    Bruno Bitencourt
    It's very informative and truthful.

    pattrice
    I'm just re-reading the first 250 pages in preparation for something I'm writing, but I'll go ahead and log this so that I can give this mind-blowing book the five stars it deserves. Don't be daunted by the heft of it: Begemihl deftly manages his aim of producing a text that is both sufficiently scholarly and accessible for a non-specialist audience. The first half is pure text; the rest is listings of the details of same-sex behavior among apecific animals, which may be browsed. Even if you alr [...]

    Janet Ashley
    Fascinating! Most animals are gay! My favorite part is reading how field scientists have covered up, condemned and made excuses (in scholarly publications) for the obviously gay behavior of the animals they were studying."A Note on the Apparent Lowering of Moral Standards." on BUTTERFLIES!!! The book is huge, but only the first 250 pages are text, the rest is more of an encyclopedia of homosexual and transgender behavior of animalsother 400 pages! Who knew?

    Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
    Wow This just killed off one of my theories concerning humans and sex, interesting "Two ganders who work together as a mated pair? Two female bears raising their four cubs together? A kangaroo with both a female pouch and male sex organs? Who's been keeping all this a secret? Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species"

    Emily
    whew! exuberant and exhaustive. from the salon review: "Successful life forms are characterized by diversity, so changing environments don't wipe them out. That diversity often extends to sexuality. Thus bisexuality and homosexuality are characteristics not of twisted nature, but of generous nature.-- Susan McCarthy"

    Mary
    mind-blowing. totally right-on. challenging heteronormativity in science, with so many examplesi've been doing silkscreens of genderqueer and homo animal behavior and this book could fuel my fire for years.

    Sarah
    This is a great book for learning about animal sexual behavior in general, and same-sex behavior in particular. Everything is based on actual observations of animals rather than speculation. It starts to get repetitive after awhile but it's worth it for the eye-opening it gives you.

    Leah
    Really good so far bit dense for a non-sciencey person, but very in depth and interesting.

    Thesexycaptain
    An in-depth look at the topics in question.

    Jay
    Fascinating compilation of studies on animal behavior's we might name as expressing sexual and gender diversity.Available at Quatrefoil Library in St. Paul.

    Audrey
    A good reference book, but a bit dull to read. Yes, sex can be dull.

    Steven Starkweather
    Great coffee table or bathroom book. Not a great read-through, though

    Lalena
    Flipping throught the compendium of queer animal behavior never get's tired.

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