Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (ISBN -9) is a book by Michael Kimmel, published in The book covers the. The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. Using a combination of interviews, anecdotes, and socio-historical insight, Michael Kimmel’s Guyland offers a detailed analysis of the prevailing social.

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Kimmel argues that while the number of institutional spaces dominated by guys may be diminishing, the age spectrum of Guyland itself continues to expand: Parents, or those interested in our future.

But some of the quotes from yuyland he uses throughout the book – oh man, it almost caused me to stop reading.

A Cultural History,etc. Not all school books are boring and dry, for sure. It does tend to focus mostly on men You know how parents read parenting books? Not what everyone wants to hear, but so what? Boot Camp for Guyland.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men by Michael S. Kimmel

He seemed to put a little too much boook that things can change, but I guess he couldn’t be a complete downer. Kind of makes me wish my daughters weren’t also in the same age bracket right now! Suffice to say, I worry here that he takes the easy route a lot in this book, even when he claims he’s confronting the hard questions.

A leading scholar in the field of gender studies, Michael Kimmel is author or editor of more than twenty volumes on the subject, including the groundbreaking Manhood in America.

I would like to see him explore that guylandd thoroughly. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their guyladn to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as “Guyland.


Wellll, there were a bunch.

guylannd It picks up where books like Stiffed and Female Chauvinist Pigs left off, exploring the nuances of male bonding, sports culture, and hazing. However, this definitely wrought some real emotions of me, and made me want to change the guyland which Kimmel talks about so much throughout the novel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Guylsnd a refreshing read. On the one hand, Michael Kimmel takes on some questions that need be answered.

Book Review: “Guyland: The perilous world where boys become men” by Michael Kimmel

There really isn’t an easy fix. They hook up with women, but rarely form meaningful relationships. Account Options Sign in.

But let’s save that for another time bookk I don’t wind up on a massive tangent. While it’s easy to be dismissive of that “I’ve never been at a party where a bunch of bros gang-raped somebody,” I also think it serves as an apt subject matter because frat culture contains the most highly-concentrated “guy”-ness.

Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: The perilous world where boys become men.

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An easy solution to the Guyland culture is not presented. A rehash of arguments from Manhood in America and The Gendered Society dumbed-down and cuted-up to a “this’d better get me on the Today Show level. I’m not sure that the guylanx with guyland has any easy solution. So the question is: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Well, it was very readable.

All of the blame comes in the last chapter. You’ve already said “laptop” in the sentence, which for most people is their portable DVD player. Six pages later Kimmel brings up girls and their role in this “Guyland”, but their roles are framed only in the point of view of the men of Guyland, and yet again, basic assumptions about how these women interact with and are viewed by the men.


Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

You know, even though I’ve complained about it a bunch here because I thought it was transparent panderingthere are many worse things than academics trying to get popular attention. I think it is both useful and necessary.

Specifically, his limited attention to the political and economic interests that are served by the proliferation of Guyland may lead some readers to overlook the capitalist complementarity that serves to maintain many of the problems Kimmel identifies.

But I think it starts with guys who know better within those circles standing up against really abhorrent behavior, and adults who have found that happy life, finding a way to show those kids how being a responsible adult can be completely fulfilling and not remotely emasculating.

It’s hard to write a review of this book, because it’s a book one reads to become more well-informed.

The aspect of the book that has left me pondering is “when and how did manhood become entirely about having sex with women” as this book seems to suggest. I think that this is a particularly important book for college students and parents.

Kimmel’s goal is to education parents, alumni, college administrations, and police, so that they can appropriately respond to crimes when they happen.

But in most instances he makes sweeping generalizations which he supports with anecdotal evidence, or in some case no guyladn at guylanr. Sports, entertainment, porn, dating- all of these issues are examined for how the masculine facade can turn something as simple as watching the big game into a messy experience.

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