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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Guyand main focus is the extended adolescence that the men of today are susceptible to; or rather a very specific subset of predominantly upper-class, college-bound, white, heterosexual men.

The book was recommended to me by a gender studies professor while I was on a quest to form a feminist model guylans for myself. I understand having extreme points, but sprinkle in some middle of the road ones to give your ideas more depth rather than a super generality.

Aug 17, Robert Rosenthal rated it it was amazing. I would completely freak out if I saw someone quoting one of my interviewees, even if they were acknowledging my work.

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Here’s where this first pops booo The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include The Politics of Manhoodand The History of Men Jul 06, Zach rated it really liked it.

I could go on and on.

Suffice to say, I worry here that he takes the easy route a lot in this book, even when he claims he’s confronting the hard questions. 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.

Oct 11, Whitney Atkinson rated it liked it Shelves: Eyes on the Guys. However, it really dragged for me because the author repeated the same themes over and over.

The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people! The aspect gugland the book that has left me pondering is “when and how did manhood become entirely about having sex with women” as this book seems to suggest.


Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, to stay true to themselves, and to travel safely through Guyland, emerging as responsible and fully formed men of integrity and honor.

There were also some things that I found to be problematic. It’s a refreshing read.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

It made me happy to guypand that I did okay by avoiding this culture. The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: 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.

Ugyland since I’m a girl, or a person under the age of 80, I already know that nobody dates anymore.

So I really liked what he says, and it rings true to me from my own experience, but I think the evidence he uses for a broader critique outside of college life is weak. Seriously, there is no harm in studying the person you will have to be dealing with intimately, especially since it’s unlikely they have the reflectiveness to know that this is what’s going on with them.

The only evidence he gave to support his claim was that baptisms were performed exclusively by men. 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.

When Kimmel says that we need to foster resilience in our boys and teach them how to intervene when activities like hazing and sexual harassment occur, he needs to elaborate and tell us his ideas for how to do that.


If you display an unwarranted sense of male entitlement and especially if you’re over, oh say 25, you’re going to hear about it from me hopefully. In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting.

Kimmel sort of writes about guyland as if he has never met a guy before in his life?

May 10, James rated it really liked it. May 25, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read. It’s hard to write a review of this book, because it’s a book one reads guyladn become more well-informed.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men – Michael Kimmel – Google Books

He offers a thorough presentation of the various problems affecting young men today, and even offers a couple solutions. Why are young men waiting longer to settle down, get married, and become responsible adults?

It is a societal and cultural issue, not just a guy issue. Every other section lacks this crucial part. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human and deeply interesting,” “superb 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.

They were so extreme they made the people seem like caricatures.