The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. The response of these young white guys to such confusing conditions, Kimmel asserts, is to withdraw into a place he calls “Guyland.”. GUYLAND: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Michael Kimmel. 2. • Author visits: Kimmel will visit WSU to discuss Guyland October.

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The author’s goal is to explain the bro culture that young men find themselves immersed in from roughly ageswith lingering effects afterward. I read the whole thing, and it kind of got me thinking. 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. 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.

Another big problem for me: Apologies for any inaccuracies since I’m mem this so long after reading it. Preview — Guyland by Michael S. Also, I gave this a neutral star rating because I did skip chapters 4,5, and 6. We need to be encouraging young men in their efforts of valuing humanity.

Even worse though was Kimmel’s claim that this book was based on “approximately four hundred” interviews with young men across the country. Bous 04, Petty Lisbon rated it really liked it Shelves: So yay for ethnicity.

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He doesn’t include any quotes from the men he interviewed to support that this is how the women are seen. Come see me – you can borrow my copy of this book and then we can discuss it. Sep 27, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: It could have stretched itself.


I’m not sure that the problem with guyland has any easy solution. In Guyland, Kimmel describes and analyzes young American males with all the civilized horror of an eighteenth century missionary reporting on the customs and activities of naked heathen cannibals.

A Book Review of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend. I think what gets people’s back up about this critique is most people look at this list or better ones, I’m sure I left boyys important out and say “well, no one I know even fits half of those” but that’s kind of the point.

Bojs only evidence he gave to support his claim was that baptisms were performed exclusively by men. It credits feminism for helping befome bounce back from their time in a pornified wasteland and offers hope that, as a culture, we can begin turning things around for young men, beginning as early as middle school.

I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I think there is a parallel there. It’s time to grow up kids.

The culture of silence gugland plays out in the way that men stay silent even when their peers are clearly in the wrong. It’s hard to write a review of this book, because it’s a book one reads to become more well-informed. It has some good information and some interesting insights. Protection says that the coaches and teachers have the back of the guys when things go wrong. Nothing was particularly bad about this book, but nothing was extremely impressing either.

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

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. They have plenty of time to party like they did in college and subsist on pizza, beer, and a bevome diet of cartoons, sports, and porn.

It is a societal and cultural issue, not just a guy issue. No need to present any other evidence, like actual research about what the people of the time, oh, I don’t perolous, actually said baptism meant to them? Then come back and let’s talk. This protects guys in their immature and oftentimes violent or dangerous behaviors and preserves unbalanced systems of power. I could go on and on. You know, even though I’ve complained about it a bunch here because I thought it was transparent panderingthere are many worse things than academics trying to get popular attention.


Guyland, as described in the book of the same name, gulyand 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. Return to Book Page.

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

I think the key premise – that a culture of entitlement, culture of silence, and culture of protection result in a lot of the bad behavior we see in young men wrold is correct.

Hardcoverpages. How do I describe the mixed feelings I had about this book? Mar 08, Thomas rated it liked it. While it’s pegilous to be dismissive of that “I’ve never been at a party where a bunch of bros gang-raped somebody,” I also think it serves as an apt subject matter because frat culture contains the most highly-concentrated “guy”-ness.

Well, it was very readable. May 01, Nicola rated it really liked it Shelves: His knack for historical and qualitative sociological research is reflected in the sophistication with which he ties hegemonic masculinity to education, youthhood, psychology, bwcome popular culture. Just what is going on with America’s young men?