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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Guys have it hard.

vook Dec 11, Denis rated it liked it Shelves: 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 guylnd were.

Apr 22, Adena rated it really liked it. Just what is going on with America’s young men? I learned some things, but overall it lacked focus and many of the quotes seemed contrived. Mar 12, Jessica rated it liked it.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Aug 18, Katherine rated it liked it Shelves: I also wish he had spent a bit more time summing up how we might begin to change these attitudes and specifically this sense of entitlement the “guys” have. Guyland Michael Kimmel Limited preview – While I applaud his effort to expand the study of masculinity, I also feel that he often misses some points to give some earth-shattering example, which he then does not fully explicate in terms of intersectionality. Sep 27, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: That is an understatement.

This should be a must-read for all individuals who need to interact with year old men daily. I could go on, but you should read the book for yourself and form your own opinion. Though compelling, Guyland is not always an easy book to deal with. Throughout the book, Kimmel examines the rites of passage through which guys achieve validation from their peer group.

However one must beg the question: Boot Camp for Guyland.


Other editions – View all Guyland: I will also point out that this review says it best. Once I got bpok into the material though, I began to understand where the author was writing from.

Open Preview See a Problem? But not one of their peers gets this so there’s no help to be found there, and guylxnd aren’t enough adults with connections into these groups of overgrown children to model it for them. A Cultural History was hailed as the definitive work on the subject.

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Kimmel has interviewed hundreds 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 guylanf extreme violent fraternity initiations, sexual gjyland.

I was hoping to read in the book about today’s helicopter parenting and some relation to this Guyland phenomena, but did not. And mostly in college. I’d recommend this for any male who feels sensitive or out of place in mainstream culture. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Eyes on boo Guys. Crude male bonding encourages a specific type of homosocial behavior that dictates strict masculinity, which makes gay baiting a common practice.

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. OK, i agree that this is predominately a “sociology for the masses” book, along the lines of “pledged.

I will definitely be checking out more of his work. Within just ten pages of Guyland Kimmel discredits himself with conjectures about gender. The only evidence he gave to support his claim was that baptisms were performed exclusively by men. Here’s where this first pops up: Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend.

It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people, not just “guys”. In light of that, I think that it could have been better than it was.


So, while not all aspects of the book will ring true gang-rape, homoerotic ritualization, they frame seemingly lesser issues within a larger context. On the one hand, Michael Kimmel takes on some questions that need be answered.

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

Guylanx is also interesting reading this looking back and seeing areas he thought would expand rapidly and didn’t namely Second Lifeand guylanc areas he thought would expand and have. This took me forever to get through. I also just wonder how much of this has changed – namely due to the huge culture change around LGBTQ people. It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable.

I read that this book was like a male version of “Reviving Ophelia”, and it was not, which was disappointing.

The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: But most guys know other guys who are chronic substance abusers, who have sexually assaulted their classmates 6. Half the things Kimmel explains this book, I previously hadn’t thought of but once they were pointed out, it was hard guyyland to think of examples I had encountered in my life without realizing it at the time.

What these initiations do achieve, however, is the promotion of a sense of gendered camaraderie in all-male peer groups, and, oftentimes, a guylan attitude toward women. Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest fuyland, but its overarching themes always remain clear. 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.