The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. The response of these young white guys to such confusing conditions, Kimmel asserts, is to withdraw into a place he calls “Guyland.”. GUYLAND: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Michael Kimmel. 2. • Author visits: Kimmel will visit WSU to discuss Guyland October.

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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this. I am never, ever comfortable with this practice even when it is acknowledged in the main body of the text. Guyland is less wrld a place than an attitude, a realm of existence. This book is all about the world that white, upper-middle class American boys grow up in. Nov 02, Mike rated it thhe it Recommends it for: So, while not all aspects of the book will ring true gang-rape, homoerotic ritualization, they frame seemingly lesser issues within a larger context.

Return to Book Page. 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.

If anything, I’m just more disturbed and angry at the white guy culture, and I wish this peeilous touched more on how girls can help other than being a mother and teaching future generations to do better. Nov 16, Jack Donovan rated it it was ok Shelves: However, this definitely wrought some real emotions of me, and made me want to change the guyland which Kimmel talks about so much throughout the novel.


However, it also ensures the book remains within its scope, which is a description of upper-middle class American male culture. For example, in regard to psychopathic shooter Eric Harris, he says, “if Harris was indeed so deranged, then it begs the question of why no one in the entire school ever seems to have noticed.

I guess I’m being too hard on it, though.

No need to explain why, if baptism was about leaving the world of women and entering the world of men, women also went through baptism? There are a wide variety of rules about what “being a man” mfn which include but are not limited to: Guys have it hard. Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend. Beyond the issues arising whfre the narrow demographic Guyland presents, I 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.

Black and Hispanic boys play video games as well. Lists with This Book.

This should be a must-read for all individuals who need to interact with year old men daily. Feb 01, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: They work entry-level jobs but act aimless.


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

It was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read. If the adage is a girl learns how to be treated by her father, how is a boy supposed to learn how to treat a woman if he doesn’t learn that respect from his mother?

Wrong choice – see answer 1. And since I’m a girl, or a person under the age of 80, I already know that nobody dates anymore. We all have it so hard. The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people!

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

No one acts particularly interested in committed relationships, though many men interviewed assume they will one day marry and have children. He can get you through upsetting wnere e.

The contradictions continue throughout the entire book, as entitled young men voice to Kimmel their desires without introspection about how to reach them. These three cultures can easily be identified on college campuses everywhere from extreme examples to the day-to-day practices of bdcome.

It’s currently and the economic situation is crappy for everyone, including young people, not just “guys”.

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