The Will to Change by bell hooks Remaking Manhood by Mark Greene Angry White Men by Michael S. Kimmel The Macho Paradox by Jackson Katz Getting Off. One of the most eminent scholars and writers on men and masculinity and the author of the critically acclaimed Manhood in America turns his attention to the. 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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It has some good information and some interesting insights. After finishing the book I still have a few problems with it.

Kkmmel 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 huyland attention. But nothing makes a young, non-sociologist reader throw out the baby with the bath water like a sentence about Gameboys and MP3s! I could go on, but I suggest to everyone here that they read Professing Feminism: Beyond the issues arising from the narrow demographic Guyland presents, I This book kimmeo deserves a higher rating than I’m giving it, but since it fell so short of my expectations I gulyand bring myself to rate it any higher.

I feel like some of the worse experiences I had in high school were from people who were “closer” to me on the social totem pole, whereas people on varsity sports teams were in their own world. Aug 18, Katherine rated it liked it Shelves: If you’re already a feminist or participate and read about the socialization of gender, this won’t be anything new, but it’s a decent book that puts together different parts of how year old men are obnoxious and why it hurts them as well as us.


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

I already have an account. Gender studies are a huge part of my life, but I do not limit myself to the interpretations prescribed by Kimmel, or gender ideology.

It picks up where books like Stiffed and Female Chauvinist Pigs left off, exploring the nuances of male bonding, sports culture, and hazing. The book is full of unnecessary repetitions I would not rely on this book as a comprehensive overview of young adult male culture. Aug 26, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instructional Films and Lessons.

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

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Spitting Game Media Education Foundation. 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.

I do think his heart is mostly guylnad the right place, I just felt that — as a sociologist whew! In one section, he gives detailed suggestions of what we can do to confront and change Guyland Tod Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood?

For instance, if you think being a man is just about sleeping around with as many women as possible, you get frustrated after a while because you don’t feel satisfied doing that.


Guyland should come with a warning for those who have lived — personally or indirectly — through the trauma that can go hand in hand with a violent male culture: Get to Know Us. There are a wide variety of rules about what “being a man” means which include but are not limited to: Also, Kimmel occasionally takes a sanctimonious, condescending tone.

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For some men this stretch to beyond college. Maybe Kimmel would be less grim if he got some new friends. How can someone with a nine-year-old at the time of writing be that out of touch with kids’ stuff?!

The book shows no evidence that the examples of corrupted masculinity cited therein are anything more than picked cherries designed to sell broader speculations. The Halifax teenager had been gang-raped a year and a half earlier by her classmates and labeled a “slut” as a result.

The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include The Politics of Manhoodand The History of Men This is a 30 min commercial for his book and ends without the author suggesting any way to tackle his observed new stage of development.

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