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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But nothing makes a young, non-sociologist reader throw out the baby with the bath water like a sentence about Gameboys and MP3s! It’s time to grow up kids.

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This was another book that I read for my intro to women’s and gender studies class and boook the whole, I really enjoyed it. The trend of young people graduating from college and then choosing or being forced to return to live with their parents is hardly a male-specific issue. While all this is true about much of the men in those age groups. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

A hasty example slapped on to an over-broad theory. But most guys know other guys who are chronic substance abusers, who have sexually assaulted their classmates 6. I promise it doesn’t hurt as much as you think it will.

Spoiled boys are usually blamed on overindulgent mothers, but Kimmel puts more of the blame on uninvolved or openly encouraging fathers.

The feminist movement has made phenomenal progress by actively reforming the cultural definitions of femininity, I bpok honestly surprised that this is one of the best resources that can be recommended as a model for a ‘new’ masculinity. This book is so important. While his description of drinking as “obliterating one’s brain” or some such; I’m paraphrasing is objectively true, it comes across like a cranky dad.


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

White House because he truly never aged past They need less helicoptering in middle school and high school, and more realistic conversations with adults especially men who don’t shy away from difficult subjects like dating, personal integrity, and acknowledging their emotions.

Since it was only performed by men it must conveniently have the same meaning as all other male rites of passage and nicely fit the point you’re trying to make? It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable. Apologies for any inaccuracies since I’m writing this so long after reading it.

The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: But in most instances he makes sweeping generalizations which he supports with anecdotal evidence, or in some case no evidence at all.

I was even more uncomfortable here because there were several authors whose work I felt he mischaracterized particularly Boswell and Spade on fraternities and sexual assault and others he seemed dismissive toward especially the fantastic C.

But after taking a short break and coming back to the material I remembered the following: Like many women and bookish solipsists, Kimmel looks at the male world and sees fear of social disapproval as a primary motivator for typical male behaviors, but this is spin and half-truth. Kimmel Limited preview – Let’s start a new and better list of what manhood is.

He makes a good case using statistics that the culture of fraternities filled with white men is overwhelmingly toxic on many college campuses. In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting. His documentary history, “Against the Tide: The style with which Kimmel writes about Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this.

It credits feminism for helping men bounce back from their time in a guylane wasteland and offers hope that, as a culture, we gjyland begin turning things around for young men, beginning as early as middle school. Similarly, even though he’s perfectly capable of demonstrating gender as a social construction — he does it well enough in The Gendered Society which one of the classes I TA for regularly uses as a textbook to give even my students who are biology majors pause — he doesn’t really bother to do it here.


It is a scary place to be.

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.

For example, in regard to psychopathic shooter Eric Harris, he says, “if Harris was indeed so deranged, then it begs the question of why no one in the entire school ever seems to have noticed. Personally, I could’ve gone without some of the quotes from questionable people ie- “Feminism and teaching girls they can do anything makes boys do badly in school!

Girls have it hard. Kimmel makes it sound like these misguided youth generate spontaneously from passive factors like “the economy” and “peers” and “macho” but this just makes the book all the more depressing. This should be a must-read for all individuals who need to interact with year old men daily.

Apr 23, Amy rated it liked it Recommended to Amy by: S, where I am not. Why do so many of them fail to launch? Those of you with sons might be able to relate to a guylan of what Kimmel writes. Guyland as a New Stage of Development. Guys just wanna have fun. Predatory Sex and Party Rape. Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this.

Just what is going on with America’s young men?