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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He seemed to put a little too much faith that things can change, but I guess he couldn’t be a complete downer. Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest segments, but its overarching themes always remain clear. This has been on my list for a while and it did not disappoint. Kimmel del How do I describe the mixed feelings I had about this book?

I think this is more reflective of U. Men drink to relax, and sometimes to wallow in self-pity, but men drink in packs for the story. After finishing the book I still have a few problems with it.

Feb 01, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include The Politics of Manhoodand The History of Men They work entry-level jobs but act aimless. Also if you are critical read: My library Help Advanced Book Search. A bunch of guys who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

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

When Kimmel says that we need to foster resilience in our boys and teach them how to intervene when activities like hazing and sexual harassment occur, he needs to elaborate and tell us his ideas for how to do that. It’s currently and guylqnd economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people, not just “guys”.

There’s also a culture of silence and intimidation that tries to shut down the conversation when anyone tries to bring it up. I know we’re academics. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


A Cultural History,etc. Binge drinking and partying all weekend are common behaviors, both in college and beyond. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human and deeply interesting,” “superb I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read.

I doubt that will win him many supporters. I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I think there is a parallel there. I do think his heart is mostly in the right place, I just felt that — as a sociologist whew!

He was one of the first males to attend and graduate from Vassar. Then come back and let’s talk. You can kinda tell from my language here that this conforms with my observations of reality. Later, there’s a mention of heroines of Nickelodeon shows that includes Zoey from Boo cancelled and Carly from iCarly a Disney show.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Guys have it hard. I know we can be out of touch. How can someone with a nine-year-old at the time of writing be that out of touch with kids’ stuff?! A key one is that in spite of gestures at inclusiveness which were goodthis book really focuses on a smaller demographic than “all guys 18 to No one acts particularly interested in committed relationships, though many men interviewed assume they will one day marry and have children.

Kimmel delves into all these questions in a way that really got me thinking–a lot. I don’t expect everyone to be well-versed in the intricacies of psychology, but if you are going to make your points using it, then please understand it first. I know we’re all getting older and a bit more removed from youth culture.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men – Michael Kimmel – Google Books

I was hoping to read in the book about today’s helicopter parenting and some relation to this Guyland phenomena, but did not. Return to Book Page. In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting.


Otherwise, I think that this is a great read. One of the most eminent scholars and writers boo, men and masculinity and the author of the critically acclaimed Manhood in Blok turns his attention to the culture of guys, aged 16 to Oct 09, lp rated it it was ok. Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood? But I agree that there is such a thing as guyland, and to me it guyalnd like it’s the 22 year old version of what 1st grade males told each other about how things were.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family. But some of guylanc quotes from guys he uses throughout the book – oh man, it almost caused me to stop reading.

Guyland is the locker room writ large: 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. Oct 11, Whitney Atkinson rated it liked it Shelves: This book probably deserves a higher rating than I’m giving it, but since it fell so short of my expectations I can’t bring myself to rate it any higher.

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

May 25, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: Not all school books are boring and dry, for sure. Whereas common-sense explanations of the problems attributable to Guyland tend to derive from biologically determinist explanations e. Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: While we are at it, let’s guyand the definition away from sex, and sex with women entirely.

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