The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. ISBN Using a combination of interviews, anecdotes, and socio-historical insight, Michael Kimmel’s Guyland offers a detailed analysis of the. 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.

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One person found this helpful. I’d recommend this for any male who feels sensitive or out of place in mainstream culture. This book probably deserves a higher rating than I’m giving it, but since it fell so short of my expectations I can’t bring myself to rate it any higher. It is a beneficiary of the Woozle effect, given the major in-group bias evidence in the list of citations.

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A Book Review of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Michael Kimmel, offers a promise of such understanding, but does not deliver. Basically there is a lot of rage here, and a lot of sour grapes.

Thankfully, Kimmel never resorts to simply speaking of how awful the next generation of young men is nor does he let young men off the hook. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually kummel college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports.

You get the gist of Kimmel’s thesis. This truth may be difficult for the population at large to swallow, but in omitting key elements from his text, Kimmel failed the guyand his book could otherwise benefit: The only evidence he gave to support his claim was that baptisms giyland performed exclusively by men.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

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

Feeling loved and supported, nurtured and safe, is far more critical than the ‘package’ it comes in. If you want to know young men, go get to know some without letting this book install a filter into your head that teaches you to ignore and disrespect the cool young men who have an amazing ghyland. The powers of Guyland seem to change according to Kimmel’s topic. However, unlike a buyland, Kimmel speculates, then seeks confirmation. It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable.

Kimmel admits near the beginning that “most guys aren’t bad, they just know bad guys,” but apparently this minority of bad guys are still universally influential in everyone’s adolescence. While I understand that Kimmel is trying to describe a norm, I would kkimmel to have read more about counter-cultural attitudes about masculinity. I suppose most perceptive people of really kimmeo generations can tell you that kids aren’t the same today that they were years ago.

So the question is: Unfortunately, I did not connect to the text as I thought, as being gay, this was a 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. Like many women and bookish solipsists, Kimmel looks ikmmel the male world and sees fear of social disapproval as a primary motivator for typical male behaviors, but this is spin and half-truth.


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

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Black and Hispanic boys play video games as well. But in that regard, too, Kimmel could have done a better job, could have stretched himself a bit more. However, it really dragged for me because kimmrl author repeated the same themes over and over.

But I think it starts with guys who know better within those circles standing up against really abhorrent behavior, and adults who have found that happy life, finding a way to show those kids how being a responsible adult ikmmel be completely fulfilling and not remotely emasculating.

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

Jan 10, Elevate Difference rated it really liked it. I was hoping to read in the book about today’s helicopter parenting and some relation to this Guyland guylwnd, but did not.

Thus we have Kimmel’s thesis: Well, guyland to me is a lot like 1st grade.