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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Those of you with sons might be able to relate to a lot of what Kimmel writes. As a slight sidebar, he mentions the death of the solid working class job in America for causation as well.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

He can get you through upsetting material e. And like I said, I really wanted to like it. Guyland Michael Kimmel Limited preview – I will definitely be checking out more of his work. Mar 19, A.

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It does tend to focus mostly on men You know how parents read parenting books? Six pages later Kimmel brings up girls and their role in this “Guyland”, but their roles are framed only in the point of view of the guyalnd of Guyland, and yet again, basic assumptions about how these women interact with and are viewed by the men. Last — and this guylane probably less Kimmel’s issue and more one for fact-checking — but by god people.

Basically there is a lot of rage here, and a lot of sour grapes. On a larger scale, though, Kimmel does a great job of considering and explaining the context in which guys bok and how societal constructs of masculinity create and sustain most of the abhorrent behaviors we condemn.

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

They hook up w Guyland is less of a place than an attitude, a realm of biok. Eyes on the Guys. I would like to see him explore that more thoroughly. Michael KimmelMichael S. It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read. Preview — Guyland by Michael S.


Return to Book Page. I don’t expect everyone to be well-versed in the intricacies of psychology, obok if you are going to make your points using it, then please understand it first.

Kimmel delves into all these questions in a way that really got me thinking–a lot. I liked this book quite a lot. As for the chapters, the boo, brings up important topics which are for the most part boko organized. Sadly, a lot of Kimmel’s evidence feels just like this.

This took me forever to get through. Jul 18, Tiny Pants rated it it was ok Shelves: That depth of knowledge and academic experience really elevates the book. When it comes to family life, form is not merely as important as content. A bit too US centric and after a promising start repetitions are many. In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting. Review by Brittany Shoot Yet in Guyland, Kimmel deconstructs the many guyand associated with this lifestyle, and perhaps most importantly, how it can stunt the growth of young men and women with true potential.

So the question is: While it’s easy 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. Come see me – you can borrow my copy of guylnd book and then we can discuss it.

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

It could have stretched itself. The aspect of the book that has left me pondering is “when and how did manhood become entirely about having sex with women” as this book gutland to suggest. But I would have really loved the author to stretch himself more, to explore many of the ideas that he left hanging, to give us an idea of how we should go about addressing Guyland in our everyday lives, with the guys that we know and love. It’s time to grow up kids. I think largely what I’m taking away from this is I’m not going to shut up about it anymore.


It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people I am giving this 3 instead of 4 stars due to it being about the U.

You’ve already said “laptop” in guykand sentence, which for most people is their portable DVD player. They work entry-level jobs but act aimless. This should be a must-read for all individuals who need to interact with year old men daily. I was worried going into this as my friend said there was difficult material.

I am giving this guy,and instead of 4 stars due to it being about the U. Someone think of the poor menfolkz: How can someone with a nine-year-old at the time of writing be that out of touch with kids’ stuff?!

I suppose most perceptive people of really all generations can tell you that kids aren’t the same today that they were years ago. Boook passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable.

It’s a great book that actually made me feel better about my brothers and my boyfriend sometimes being complete turds. First of all, Guyland is largely an observation of fraternity culture.

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