Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487334
Size: 25.45 MB
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Explores the ways that stereotypes of heterosexuality are portrayed and constructed in film.

Gay Straight And The Reason Why

Author: Simon LeVay
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752966
Size: 52.14 MB
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What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. LeVay helped create this field in 1991 with a much-publicized study in Science, where he reported on a difference in the brain structure between gay and straight men. Since then, an entire scientific discipline has sprung up around the quest for a biological explanation of sexual orientation. In this book, LeVay provides a clear explanation of where the science stands today, taking the reader on a whirlwind tour of laboratories that specialize in genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and family demographics. He describes, for instance, how researchers have manipulated the sex hormone levels of animals during development, causing them to mate preferentially with animals of their own gender. LeVay also reports on the prevalence of homosexual behavior among wild animals, ranging from Graylag geese to the Bonobo chimpanzee. Although many details remain unresolved, the general conclusion is quite clear: A person's sexual orientation arises in large part from biological processes that are already underway before birth. LeVay also makes it clear that these lines of research have a lot of potential because--far from seeking to discover "what went wrong" in the lives of gay people, attempting to develop "cures" for homosexuality, or returning to traditional explanations that center on parent-child relationships, various forms of "training," or early sexual experiences--our modern scientists are increasingly seeing sexual variety as something to be valued, celebrated, and welcomed into society.


Author: Alec Parker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496923723
Size: 80.92 MB
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Alec Parker was only trying to make enough money to finish college when his all-American good looks caught the eye of an agent of one of New York’s most prestigious modeling agencies. Quickly swept up in the glamorous world of high-fashion modeling, he emerged in a short time as one of the hottest models in their stable. However, despite his ever-growing portfolio and solid credentials, there was still something holding him back from reaching the heights both he and his agent felt he was capable of reaching. Alec was straight!

Straight Edge

Author: Ross Haenfler
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813538525
Size: 23.92 MB
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Looks at the lives, values, and culture of American youth known as sXers.

Straight A S In Pediatric Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582552873
Size: 32.61 MB
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CD-ROM contains 250 additional NCLEX-style questions.

Thinking Straight

Author: Chrys Ingraham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113595447X
Size: 68.69 MB
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This collection of original essays will unravel the current heterosexual scene in two parts: one on rights and privileges, the other on popular culture. Topics covered include weddings, proms, citizenship, marriage penalties, cartoons, mermaids and myth.

Straight And Level

Author: Mr Stephen Holloway
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140948579X
Size: 56.78 MB
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This third edition of Straight and Level thoroughly updates the previous edition with extensive comments on recent industry developments and emerging business models. The discussion is illustrated by current examples drawn from all sectors of the industry and every region of the world. Anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of airline economics at a practical level and an insight into the reasons for its financial volatility should find the book of interest.

Straight A S In Fluids And Electrolytes

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582556598
Size: 69.90 MB
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Straight A's in Fluids and Electrolytes is an excellent review for the NCLEX® and for the fluids and electrolytes component of medical-surgical nursing courses from the LPN through the BSN level. It follows the unique, highly visual two-column Straight A's format—an in-depth outline review in the inner column and a quick-scanning key points refresher in the outer column. Other study aids include "Top 10" Lists that save students time before exams, Time-Out for Teaching tips on patient teaching, Go with the Flow algorithms, and dozens of illustrations. The book and bound-in CD-ROM contain hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-format questions—with answers and rationales.

Between Gay And Straight

Author: Lisa M. Tillmann-Healy
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101111
Size: 44.60 MB
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It started as a class project--a young, married, small-town white woman interviewing a gay acquaintance and his circle of friends. From this developed a three-year exploration of the complexities of carrying on gay-straight friendships. This reflexive, thoughtful, and compellingly written study moves from gay bars to softball leagues to visits with families and friends, both gay and straight. During its course, the author develops a growing understanding of the differences between the two communities, the difficulties of developing bonds across groups, and the inherent rewards of seeking (and being) the Other in contemporary society. She explores sexuality, marriage, lifestyles, and the meanings of friendship, culminating in a boisterous dissertation defense attended by her new community of friends. As a study of a gay community, a narrative of personal development and change, and an exploration of the use of friendship in conducting research that transforms both participants and researcher, Tillmann-Healy's work will be compelling reading for scholars, students, and the broader community.