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

Oct 09, lp rated it it was ok. Another big problem for me: We all have it so hard. Dec 03, Carolyn Guylanx rated it really liked it Shelves: Just what is going on with America’s young men? The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people! That depth of knowledge and academic experience really elevates gugland book. I think largely what I’m taking away from this is I’m not going to shut up about it anymore. Within just ten pages of Guyland Kimmel discredits himself with conjectures about gender.

Unfortunately, I did not connect to the text as I thought, as being gay, this was gyyland world I did not live in, and being a feminist already, many of the arguments were ones I’d read elsewhere, for a different audience, and with different intents.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nothing was particularly bad about this book, but nothing was extremely impressing either. To ask other readers questions about Guylandplease sign up. I was even more uncomfortable here because there were several authors whose work I felt he mischaracterized particularly Boswell and Spade on fraternities and sexual assault and others he seemed dismissive toward especially the fantastic C.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Related to this, I took issue with such ideas as girls wearing jeans denoting their participation in “guyification. Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was ok. While his description of drinking as “obliterating one’s brain” or some such; I’m paraphrasing is objectively true, it comes across like a cranky dad.

Wrong choice – see answer 1. Aug 07, Amelia rated it really liked it. The fifth volume of MSR is now available here.

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

Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood? He then asserts that similar problems exist with other white men of the same age who didn’t go to college but provides guuland evidence for it. I do think his heart is mostly in the right place, I just felt that — as a sociologist whew! He can get ugyland through upsetting material e.

Of course, as any guy who’s gotten past guyland can tell them, of course that doesn’t make you happy.


But not one of their peers gets this so there’s no help to be found there, and there aren’t enough adults with connections into these groups of overgrown children to model it for them. That word “entitlement” really irks me and I would like to see the author address it Nov 16, Jack Donovan rated it it was ok Shelves: The trend of young people graduating from college and then choosing or being forced to return to live with their parents is hardly a male-specific issue.

He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today.

Like I said, the issues are important. It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Kimmel’s personal assumptions with little basis leave the book with no value. The book does not seek to resolve any of those issues, which is frustrating. Great read focusing on young men from ages 16 to 26 and how they reach maturity or not in today’s society.

That said the best review I can give is – Well, it explains much.