Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 March 2018

696 Pages | 507

9 x 10.875 inches

ISBN: 9781605356693

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Discovering Human Sexuality, Fourth Edition

Fourth Edition

Simon LeVay, Janice Baldwin, and John Baldwin

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • The authors, all experienced writers and teachers, ensure that the text is fully accessible, engaging, and relevant to students of diverse backgrounds
  • An evidence-based approach is employed: statements are supported by current data, ideas presented are tested or testable, and recommendations are based on research
  • References are fully documented, citing original sources
  • Diversity--sexual, as well as racial, ethnic, and religious (as they affect sexuality)--is emphasized
  • Full-color illustrations give complex topics a visual representation that gracefully parallels and clarifies the accompanying text
  • Boxes provide breaks from the steady flow of the text and allow students to consider specific issues in a more relaxed and informal way

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of recent sex-related developments in research, medicine, law, politics, and social trends has been added and is supported by current data and statistics
  • Several new boxes address such topics as "Tempest in a Toilet: The Culture Wars' Focus on Bathroom Choice by Trans People"; "Culture and Body Weight: The Evidence That Judgments of Attractiveness Can Change--Over Months or Minutes"; "Commercial Gestational Surrogacy--An Ethical Dilemma" and "Campus Rape-Do Alleged Perpetrators Get a Fair Hearing?"
  • All URLs have been replaced with abbreviated URLs, so that readers can type them easily

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