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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It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read. Dec 01, Daniel rated it it was amazing. Guys have it hard. You can kinda tell from my language here that this conforms with my observations of reality. And finally, local police departments who often have hazing practices of their own are blamed for being reluctant to respond to reports of hazing or rape. Feeling loved and supported, nurtured and safe, is far more critical than the ‘package’ it comes in.

Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend. When I was in 1st grade, it was widely known that sex was about boys peeing into girls. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human boook deeply interesting,” “superb They work entry-level jobs but act aimless.

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

Unfortunately, most of those insights last all of a bpok, and then we’re back with the meat of the book, which I would describe most uncharitably as: Feb 01, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: I really loved how he talked about how the general theory is that men basically are reacting to “other” groups ie- POC, women, the LGBT community, etc getting more rights and that’s why they double down on messiness and stupidity and they view treating other people with respect as a loss of their own rights because that’s pretty much it.

There are a wide variety of rules about what “being a man” means which include but are not limited to: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books by Michael S. San Andreas, is not boko of the videogame libraries in most of these fraternities and apartments. Every other section lacks this crucial part.

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.

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It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people I am giving this guylanf instead of 4 stars due to it being about the U. I would like to see him explore that more thoroughly. I promise it doesn’t hurt as much as you think it will.

He offers a thorough presentation of the various problems affecting young men today, and even offers a couple solutions. Again, there was some interesting stuff here, and it did get me thinking, but I’m definitely glad to be boook reading this one. The book was recommended to me by a gender studies professor while I was on a quest to form a feminist model masculinity for myself.

In addition, he somehow manages guylabd find the three or four most awful examples of abuse for every topic and presents them as though they are representative of every day experience. Young boys act differently in front of their friends than they do their parents. 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.

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Another part of the blame is given to the college administrations, when they prioritize getting the best athletic recruits over the safety of women on campus.

Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest segments, but its overarching themes always remain clear. Guyland is sexist; guys keep scores of sexual encounters; each sex encounter for a guy raises his status especially if the girl is hot but for a girl decreases her status!

Aug 26, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like some of the worse experiences I had in high school were from people who were “closer” to me on the social totem pole, whereas people on varsity sports teams were in their own world. Girls have it hard. If you confront them with anger and bluntness I want to use they’ll probably just get defensive and no learning will occur.

Therein lies my primary discontent with Guyland. There were so many easy, low-hanging citations that he could have and should have just grabbed — it would have been very little effort. Black and Hispanic boys play video games as well. How do we explain and understand the culture of “hooking up” that has transplanted dating in college-aged youth?


Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, to stay true to themselves, and to travel safely through Guyland, emerging as responsible and fully formed men of integrity and honor.

However, it also seemed he shoehorned some of his arguments in to fit a point he wanted to make, such as videogames and rap allowing for males to appropriate a symbolic blackface. He doesn’t include any quotes from the men he interviewed to support that this is how the women are seen. 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?

As he walks with us through dark territories, he points out the significant and reflects on its meaning. 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.

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A Cultural History,etc. OK, i agree that this is predominately a “sociology for the masses” book, along the lines of “pledged. Jul 18, Tiny Pants rated it it was ok Shelves: It is fine and dandy to say that Guyland is not a great place for our boys to become men and that we have to burst the bubbles of entitlement, silence, and protection, but then tell me what we are supposed to do about it.

Guyland as a New Stage of Development. 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.

This was an interesting look at how ugyland our society, boys stay guuyland for much longer than is healthy, and how their rituals guypand group behaviors are detrimental to true manhood and society. Return to Book Page.