Homosexual Behaviour In Animals

Author: Volker Sommer
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521864466
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This book explores evolutionary aspects of same-sex sexual behaviour in animals.

Animal Homosexuality

Author: Aldo Poiani
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139490389
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Homosexuality is an evolutionary paradox in search for a resolution, not a medical condition in search for a cure. Homosexual behavior is common among social animals, and mainly expressed within the context of a bisexual sexual orientation. Exclusive homosexuality is less common, but not unique to humans. Poiani and Dixson invite the reader to embark on a journey through the evolutionary, biological, psychological and sociological aspects of homosexuality, seeking an understanding of both the proximate and evolutionary causes of homosexual behavior and orientation in humans, other mammals and birds. The authors also provide a synthesis of what we know about homosexuality into a biosocial model that links recent advances in reproductive skew theory and various selection mechanisms to produce a comprehensive framework that will be useful for anyone teaching or planning future research in this field.

Animal Sexuality

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ISBN: 9781155316840
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Animal sexual behaviour, Homosexual behavior in animals, Love dart, Traumatic insemination, Sexually dimorphic nucleus, Green Porno, Mating plug, Pair bond, Sex steroid, Display, Courtship display, Against Nature?, Heterogametic sex. Excerpt: Animal sexual behaviour takes many different forms, even within the same species. Researchers have observed monogamy, promiscuity, sex between species, sexual arousal from objects or places, sex apparently via duress or coercion, copulation with dead animals, homosexual, heterosexual and bisexual sexual behaviour, and situational sexual behaviour and a range of other practices among animals other than humans. Related studies have noted diversity in sexed bodies and gendered behaviour, such as intersex and transgender animals. The study of animal sexuality (and primate sexuality especially) is a rapidly developing field. It used to be believed that only humans and a handful of other species performed sexual acts other than for procreation, and that animals' sexuality was instinctive and a simple response to the "right" stimulation (sight, scent). Current understanding is that many species that were formerly believed monogamous have now been proven to be promiscuous or opportunistic in nature; a wide range of species appear both to masturbate and to use objects as tools to help them do so; in many species animals try to give and get sexual stimulation with others where procreation is not the aim; and homosexual behaviour has now been observed among 1,500 species and in 500 of those it is well documented. In sociobiology and behavioural ecology, the term mating system is used to describe the ways in which animal societies are structured in relation to sexual behaviour. The mating system specifies which males mate with which females, and under what circumstances. The following are ...

The Encyclopedia Of Applied Animal Behaviour And Welfare

Author: D. S. Mills
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 0851997244
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The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animals' behaviour without compromising welfare. It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.

Textbook Of Animal Behaviour

Author: FATIK BARAN MANDAL
Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120345195
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This well-accepted book, now stands in its second edition, is a time-honoured revision and extension of the previous edition. Beginning with an introduction to the study of animal behaviour, the book explains the various aspects of behavioural biology incorporating a wealth of information from molecular biology, neurobiology, and socio-biology with a new approach. It describes different kinds of innate and learned behaviours, animal communications, defensive behaviours such as camouflage and mimicry with suitable illustrations. The book incorporates the introductory concepts of biomimicry in an attractive manner. Further, it discusses biorhythms, migration in fish and birds, in addition to evolution and physiological basis of migration. The text also presents the important aspects of socio-biology and social behaviours, such as feeding, adaptation, prey defence, territoriality, aggression, altruism, sexuality, and parental care. Finally, it provides discussions on behavioural ecology in the context of conservation biology, and human behaviour. The book presents the basic principles of animal behaviour with the aid of carefully selected examples from both the recent and classic literature along with an emphasis on readability. In the present edition, topics like eusociality and behavioural theories have been incorporated. This edition also includes as many as 11 published articles by the author on different topics related to the subject matter in box format to further strengthen the text. The book is primarily intended for the students of B.Sc./M.Sc. (Zoology/Life Science) for their courses. It would be useful for the researchers in the field of animal behaviour, and conservation biologists. It would also attract readership studying Sociology and Anthropology. KEY FEATURES : Presents a well-balanced view of ethology. Discusses the current development in the field. Includes a glossary of important terms. Offers end-of-chapter questions to check the students' understanding of the concepts.

Population Sciences

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Queer Questions Clear Answers

Author: Thomas S. Serwatka
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313386121
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This provocative book examines the important issues in contemporary debates on sexual orientation--from our various religious beliefs to our stereotypes about homosexuals, from questions about the origin of sexual orientation to the lessons we can learn from history. Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation offers an eye-opening conversation about questions, facts--and fears--relative to sexual orientation. The book is framed around a series of nine sets of "queer questions," including, Who is queer and who is not? How do we interpret and use sacred scriptures to control behavior and set public policy? What lessons can we learn from history and psychology? and What is the homosexual agenda? The author, himself a gay man and prominent academic, combines cross-disciplinary research and personal anecdotes in his intriguing search for answers to questions that are central to ongoing cultural and political debates. In discussing each set of questions, he examines perspectives and arguments from across the political spectrum. The clear, articulate, and wholly candid answers he offers will help readers get beyond the headlines--and the sound bites--to better understand many important arguments about homosexuality and human rights. * Presents nine sets of questions central to the ongoing cultural debates on sexual orientation * Includes personal anecdotes * Provides data drawn from cross-disciplinary research

The Social Behavior Of Animals

Author: Stuart J. Dimond
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Homosexuality Heterosexuality

Author: Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry David P McWhirter
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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The contributors address two focal questions: What have we learned about the nature of sexual orientation; and how can it be measured or classified for research purposes?

Homosexuality

Author: Donald James West
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Moral Controversies

Author: Steven Jay Gold
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Recent Trends In Animal Behaviour

Author: Archana Ruhela
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The present book explores the mechanisms and evolution of animal behaviour, including neural, hormonal, and genetic substrates of behaviour, foraging; anti-predator defences; mating systems and sexual selection; social behaviour; communication; parental care; kin selection and recognition; and territoriality. This thoroughly up-to-date text shows how evolutionary biologists analyse all aspects of behaviour. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavioural disciplines.

Animal Behavior Abstracts

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Journal Of The Assembly Legislature Of The State Of California

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Animal Behaviour Abstracts

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Quo Vadis Behavioural Biology Past Present And Future Of An Evolving Science

Author: Andreas Wessel
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The Homosexual Matrix

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ISBN: 9780452008472
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The author explores the entire range of homosexuality, using the latest sex research, cross-cultural studies, and his own observations. He tackles such myths as the overdominant mother fostering homosexual sons, the timid child growing up to be gay, and psychotherapy as a "cure" for homosexuality.