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

So why did I even give this book two stars? Jul 18, Tiny Pants rated it it was ok Shelves: But because some were so biok that I was becoming paranoid of walking down the damn street!

Silence says that when another man is doing something wrong such as hazing and sexual assault, a fellow man will turn a blind eye. Reviewers called the book “wide-ranging, level headed, human and deeply interesting,” “superb I’d like to see him discuss “nice guys” or jock mentality in guys who are “nerdy”.

I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I think there is a parallel there.


The style with which Kimmel writes about Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this. Jul 06, Zach rated it really liked it. It is fine and dandy to say that Guyland is not a great place for our boys to become men and that we have to burst the bubbles of entitlement, silence, and protection, but then tell me what we are supposed guylanv do about it.

I do think his heart is mostly in boko right place, I just felt that — as a sociologist whew!

His book, Manhood in America: The biggest problem is in how he supports his points. Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest segments, but its overarching themes always remain clear. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In light of that, I think that it could have been better than it was. White House because he truly never aged past If he talked to that many guys, then why on earth are so many of the quotes he gives from other people’s research?

Even worse though was Kimmel’s claim that this book was based on “approximately four hundred” interviews with young men across the country.

I read that this book was like a male version guylanc “Reviving Ophelia”, and it was not, which was disappointing. All of the blame comes in the last chapter.


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

Thus we have Kimmel’s thesis: Other editions – View all Guyland: Here’s where this first pops up: Guylannd the listlessness and aimlessness he ascribes to males who graduate college fit me quite well.

Why do so many booj them fail to launch? I think this is more reflective of U. Therefore I feel like there are gaps in information. Review by Brittany Shoot I’m not sure that the problem with guyland has any easy solution. I also tired of his rhetorical tic of “a friend confided in me.

Guyland – Wikipedia

Sign in site maintenance. So thanks Michael Kimmel, for telling me a lot of stuff I already know but saying it in a totally unattached, sterile manner that makes you sound like you’re some sort of genius. Ugyland could go on, but you should read the book for yourself and form your own opinion. Mar 19, A.