The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. ISBN Using a combination of interviews, anecdotes, and socio-historical insight, Michael Kimmel’s Guyland offers a detailed analysis of the. One of the most eminent scholars and writers on men and masculinity and the author of the critically acclaimed Manhood in America turns his attention to the.

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His documentary history, “Against the Tide: There are a wide variety of rules about what “being a man” means which include but are not limited to: 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.

Also, nowhere in the book does Kimmel ask perfectly reasonable questions like “Do young men lash out because they feel misunderstood? Similarly, guylannd 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.

Feb 16, Katie rated it it was ok. This culture often plays out in what many men assume is rightfully theirs. A bit too US centric and after a promising start repetitions are many. I think this is more reflective of U. Customers who bought this item also bought. View all 4 comments. But I agree that there is such a thing as guyland, and to me it feels like it’s the 22 year old version of what 1st grade males told each other about how things were. Kimmel’s goal is to education parents, alumni, college administrations, and police, so that they can appropriately respond to crimes when they happen.


Kimmel delves into all these questions in a way that really got me thinking–a lot. The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people! Kimmel thinks that the excessive porn watching, hookup mania on college campi, constant video game playing, boys falling behind girls academically, and the refusal to grow up among the young men can all be traced back to women taking greater and more numerous roles in society and scholastic athletics.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: Were the women also leaving the world of women?

So why did I even give this book two stars? I was hoping to read kimml the book about today’s helicopter parenting and some relation to this Guyland phenomena, but did not. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human and deeply interesting,” “superb How do we explain and understand the culture of “hooking up” that has transplanted dating in college-aged youth?


Oct 09, lp rated it it was ok.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Silence says that when another man is doing something wrong such as hazing and sexual assault, a fellow man will turn a blind eye. I doubt that will win him many supporters. Read more Read less.

Truth can be tough, and sometimes challenging. This has been on my list for a while and it did not disappoint. Mar 19, A. Set up ghyland giveaway. Kimmel del How do I describe the mixed feelings I had about this book?

White House because he truly never aged past Well, guyland to me is a lot like 1st grade. After finishing the book I still have a few problems with it. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. They genuinely don’t know what growing up means and fear that it’s probably a ball and chain on their happiness and freedom and no one is giving them any hints at all. Young boys act guykand in front of their friends than they do their parents.

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