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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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

I doubt that will win him many supporters. How to change this?

He doesn’t include any quotes from the men tje interviewed to support that this is how the women are seen. Like I said, the issues are important.

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It’s a great book that actually made me feel better about my brothers and my boyfriend sometimes being complete turds. Serving as a residence assistant my senior year, one of my largest frustrations was the negative, collective attitude that so often crept up.

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.

Here’s where this first pops up: It’s written in a very anecdotal voice, which is accessible, though it leads Kimmel to paint in sometimes too-broad strokes. This protects guys in their immature and oftentimes violent or dangerous behaviors and preserves unbalanced systems of power.

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

Otherwise, I think that this is a great read. The author seems to do this odd tettering between areas I think he is inflating, and areas he claims are inflated that I think further evidence now shows are not namely, the prevalence of sexual assault really is as high as he claims are likely inflated numbers.


Where was the research? He can get you through upsetting material e. Jul 18, Tiny Pants rated it it was ok Shelves: May 10, James rated it really liked it.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men – University of Lynchburg

Feb 01, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: I think largely what I’m taking away from this is I’m not going to shut up about it anymore. I will likely return to the book and read them later. I really loved how he talked about how the general theory is that men basically are reacting to “other” groups ie- POC, women, wold 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.

However one must beg the question: You get the gist of Kimmel’s thesis. Feeling loved and supported, nurtured and safe, is far more critical than the ‘package’ it comes in.

Part of the blame for this situation is laid upon parents, but not in the way you might think.

If he talked to that many guys, then why on earth are so many of the quotes he gives from other people’s research? The average young American man today is moving through a new stage of development, a buddy culture unfazed by the demands of parents, girlfriends, jobs, kids, and other nuisances of adult life.

A key one is that in spite msn gestures at inclusiveness which were goodthis book really focuses on a smaller demographic than “all guys 18 to It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people, not just “guys”. Kimmel, citing his sources, notes that worlf is mainly white men and boys who fall into this Guyland category, which I find slightly dubious. This book is so important.


Men in Guyland watch pornography in large groups, not to get off, but to discuss humiliating the women to whom they feel entitled. I see it all the time teaching undergrads, and it really bummed me out to bpys it here. Not what everyone wants to hear, but so what? So the guys do not grow up, but party, binge-drink, have sex and try not to appear being conscientious in their studies. I know I am a way, way more critical perilojs than most folks, and I am probably setting myself vecome in a poor way karma-wise for when I eventually try to publish my dissertation, but this kind of stuff just kills me.

Young boys act differently in front of their friends than they do their parents. Aug 26, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was a relief to learn that my hesitancy to engage in such a culture is normal, and to have themes and thoughts tacked on to descriptions of such gave depth to my simple revulsion.

It is a scary place to be. Jul 17, Diana rated it did not like it. Books by Michael S. They guy,and 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.