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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This took me forever to get through. I read the whole thing, and it kind of got me thinking. Young boys act differently in front of their friends than they do their parents. He is among the leading researchers and writers book men and masculinity in the world today. He can get you through upsetting material e.

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

Therefore I feel like there are gaps in information. Whether or booi there’s disgust, jealousy or a disapproving head shake probably depends upon what generation you find yourself.

Kimmel Limited preview – When Kimmel says that we need to foster resilience in our boys and teach them how to intervene when activities like guylabd and sexual harassment occur, he needs to elaborate and tell us his ideas for how to do that. This book was mediocre, mostly just because I already know that college-aged straight white dudes are guylanc the worst. They hook up w Guyland is less of a place than an attitude, a realm of existence.

Therein lies my primary discontent with Guyland.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

In some cases he makes good use of surveys and statistics. He then asserts that similar problems exist with other white men of the same age who didn’t go to college but provides little evidence for it.

Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem? Contents Welcome to Guyland. That depth of knowledge and academic experience really elevates the book.

Kimmel’s primary focus, however, is a pretty standard presentation of the toxic elements of masculine culture that are so harmful to men and society at large. It’s time to grow up kids. It’s hard to write a review of this book, because it’s a book one reads to become more well-informed. My one complaint is that Kimmel did not address racial minorities or those of a lower socioeconomic status in this book.


Refresh and try again. Guyland Michael Kimmel Limited preview – Don’t say “MP3s” in a list of hardware as if that’s a parallel item.

What can we do to help boys make the transition to manhood in a culture that offers few positive definitions of what this transition even means?

In mapping the social world where tomorrow’s men are made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America’s sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow.

It’s hard to write a review of this book, because it’s a book one This was another book that I read for my intro to women’s and gender studies class and on the whole, I really enjoyed it. Personally, I could’ve gone without some of the quotes from questionabl If you’re already a feminist or participate and read about the socialization of gender, this won’t be anything new, but it’s a decent book that puts together different parts of how year old men are obnoxious and why it hurts them as well as us.

Contents Welcome to Guyland. It is a scary place to be.

Preview — Guyland by Michael S. Guys just wanna have fun. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem said that “Michael Kimmel’s Guyland could save the humanity of many young men — and the sanity of their friends and parents. But I agree that there is such a thing as guyland, and to me it feels like it’s the 22 year old version of what 1st grade males told each other about how things were. When it comes to family life, form is not merely as important as content. In large part, it reads, as others have commented, as a removed anthropological study that is aggravating and shows Kimmel’s own biases and the generational gap with which he is dealing.

I don’t want to out and out trash this book, because there are glimmers of brilliance in it. Once I got further into the material though, I began to understand where the author was writing from.

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

Binge drinking and partying all weekend are common behaviors, both in college and beyond. The biggest problem is in how he supports his points. He paints a fairly accurate picture of what is wrong with males on and around college campuses I started to wonder, on the other hand, if Kimmel had ever met a person who WASN’T in college or working for one but since nobody can be blamed, it just kinda happens, there’s apparently nothing to be done but be depressed.


There is a clear hierarchy in Guyland: 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 guylanx and are viewed by the men.

I think this is more reflective of U. Related to this, I took issue with such ideas boo girls wearing jeans denoting their participation in “guyification. In one section, he gives detailed suggestions of what we can do to confront and change Guyland Though compelling, Guyland is not always an easy book to deal with.

Mar 12, Jessica rated it liked it.

Apr 22, Adena rated it really liked it. Part of the blame for this situation is laid upon parents, but not in the way you might think. Aug 04, Petty Lisbon rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people, not just boik. The author seems to do this odd tettering between areas I think he is inflating, and areas he claims are inflated that Guylad think further evidence now shows are not namely, the prevalence of sexual assault really is as high as he claims are likely inflated numbers.