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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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Or is bool basing this off his interviewees who somehow all know the same handful of predators? Hardcoverpages. For me, this book put into words everything I found so disgusting a Guyland is an observation of the “macho” culture that pervades high school and college. 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.

I think it is both useful and necessary. Whether or not there’s disgust, jealousy or a disapproving head shake probably depends upon what generation you find yourself. As for the chapters, the author brings up gyyland topics which are for the most part well organized. In his interviews with parents about the actions of their sons, the mothers guylanr horrified but the dads were jealous.

Kimmel is easy reading, and he explains concepts well like I said above, one of his earlier books has been a very effective textbook for me. Otherwise, I think that this is a great read.

Guylznd read focusing on young men from ages 16 to 26 and how they reach maturity or not in today’s society.

I could go on and on. The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people! Porn, violent video games, and gangsta rap are emphasized as symptoms, not causes.

Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest segments, but its overarching themes always remain clear. But I think it starts boo guys who know better within those circles standing up against really abhorrent behavior, and adults who have found that happy life, finding a way to show those kids how being a responsible adult can be completely fulfilling and not remotely emasculating.

May 01, Nicola rated it really liked it Shelves: It does tend to focus mostly on men You know how parents read parenting books?

Predatory Sex and Party Rape. Once I got further bookk the material though, I began to understand where the author was writing from. I think largely what I’m taking away from this is I’m not going to shut up about it anymore. His summary of the history of the scientific understanding of both masculinity and youthhood proves valuable in locating Guyland within a broader historical tradition of patriarchy, male homosociality, and the life-course.


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In some cases he makes good use of surveys and statistics. It does tend to focus mostly on men guypand collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable. But after taking a short break and coming back to the material I remembered the following: I’m not sure that the problem with guyland has any easy solution. Kimmel sort of writes about guyland as if he has never met a guy before in his life?

The author’s goal is to explain the bro culture that young men find themselves immersed in from roughly ageswith lingering effects afterward. Harper CollinsOct 13, – Social Science – pages. As a slight sidebar, he mentions the death of the solid working class job in America for causation as well. This has been on my list for a while and it did not disappoint.

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 tuyland problems Kimmel identifies.

When I was in 1st grade, it was widely known that sex was about boys peeing into girls. A Cultural History,etc. They guylaand up with women, but rarely form meaningful relationships. 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 vook what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow. Kimmel has interviewed gyyland of young men ages sixteen to twenty-six in high schools and college fraternity houses, military academies and sports bars, to better understand Guyland’s rules and restrictions, its layers of peer pressure and gender policing, its features and artifacts—from the ordinary video games, sports, and music to the extreme violent fraternity initiations, sexual predation.

Guys are taking part in dangerous hazing rituals, drinking to excess, spending all their time playing video games and watching sports, sponging off parents rather than taking a job they think is beneath them, hooking up guylanv girls they aren’t attracted to just to prove something to their 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.


They need less helicoptering in middle school and high school, and more guylan conversations with adults especially men who don’t shy away from difficult subjects like dating, personal integrity, and acknowledging their emotions. White House because he truly never aged past Feeling the listlessness and aimlessness he ascribes gguyland males who graduate college fit me quite well.

I also tired of his rhetorical tic of “a friend confided guylahd me. It was a relief to learn that my hesitancy to boook in such a culture is normal, and to have themes and thoughts tacked on to descriptions of such gave depth to my simple revulsion.

Such solutions, although somewhat helpful, do not sufficiently account for the broader structural need to confront, or at least explore, the role of corporate and political entities in actively manufacturing and subsequently profiting off of Guyland.

Why do so many of them fail to launch?

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Dec 03, Carolyn Fitzpatrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Michael S. First of all, Guyland is largely an observation of fraternity culture. Of course, as any guy who’s gotten past guyland can tell them, of course that doesn’t make you happy.

After all, my good friend on the playground had confided this secret, he knew lots of stuff I didn’t, surely this was trustworthy information?

Unfortunately, I did not connect to the text as I thought, as being gay, this was a world I did not live in, and being a feminist already, many of the arguments were ones I’d read elsewhere, for a different audience, and with different intents. Guyland Michael Kimmel Limited preview – But beneath bok appearance of a simple extended boyhood, guylan more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood.

Jul 06, Zach rated it really liked it. Copyright for this article is held by McGill Sociological Review.