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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Jul 06, Zach rated it really liked it. It was bbook an interesting and worthwhile read. To ask other readers questions about Guylandplease sign up. I would like to read about successful strategies of coping with or ending such behavior, as the current format feels open-ended.

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.

All the rituals happen to promote a form of sexist twisted brotherhood where men were initiated through suffering and humiliation. Books by Michael S. 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 way to manhood.

The traditional markers of reaching manhood have long ago been eroded: I liked this book quite a lot. I’d like to see him discuss “nice guys” or jock mentality in guys who guylannd “nerdy”. Kimmel’s writing is not overly dense, but he definitely still sounds intelligent and this book is still very well researched on the whole. He can get you through upsetting material e.

Then come back and let’s talk. Guyland, as described in the book of the same name, is a world occupied by a specific type of privileged, entitled, young, white male, one who probably watches The Man Show on SpikeTV and listens to gangsta rap with no hint of irony. Guys are taking part in dangerous hazing rituals, drinking to excess, spending all their time playing video games and watching guhland, sponging off parents rather than taking a job they think is beneath them, hooking up with girls they aren’t attracted to just to prove something to bkok friends, believing that porn is real, believing that everyone is hooking up more than them, and believing the talk radio hosts who say that they are being oppressed by stuck-up women and PC police.


Guys just wanna have fun. Well, guyland to me is a lot like 1st grade. Apologies for any inaccuracies since I’m writing this so long after reading it. Sociologist and gender studies authority Michael Kimmel has identified this territory as “Guyland,” a place that is both a stage of life and a new social arena.

It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable. Aug 18, Katherine rated it liked it Shelves: In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting. I’d recommend this for any male who feels sensitive or out of place in mainstream culture. 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 Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: The feminist movement has made phenomenal progress by actively reforming the cultural definitions of femininity, I was honestly surprised that this is one of the best resources that can be recommended as a model for a ‘new’ masculinity.

Kimmel del How do I describe the mixed feelings I had about this book?

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

Contents Welcome to Guyland. Aug 07, Amelia rated it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I was hoping to read in the book about today’s helicopter parenting and some relation to this Guyland phenomena, but did not.

Buyland — Guyland by Michael S. That depth of knowledge and academic experience really elevates the book. But then again, you might not see it as such depend I suppose most perceptive people of really all generations can tell you that kids aren’t the same today that they were years ago.


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

Guyland as a New Stage of Development. The style with which Kimmel writes about Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this. No need to present any other evidence, like actual research about what the people of the time, oh, I don’t know, actually said baptism meant to them? Contents Welcome to Guyland. Boot Camp for Guyland.

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

It made me happy to read that I did okay by avoiding this culture. If he talked to that many guys, then why on earth are so many of the quotes he gives from other people’s research?

What these initiations do achieve, however, is the promotion of a sense of gendered camaraderie in all-male peer groups, and, oftentimes, a derogatory attitude toward women.

I am never, ever comfortable with this practice even when it is acknowledged in the main body guylanc the text. Sign in site maintenance. 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, guhland integrity, and acknowledging their emotions.

Mar 12, Jessica rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in. Even though — like I said — Kimmel discusses places where race, ethnicity, and class come into the picture though mostly the first of thosehe doesn’t do it enough, and he easily lapses into describing phenomena that are relatively circumscribed as if they affected all American men within that age group.

Men today in the aforementioned age cohort are more likely to either: