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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Guyland is less of a place than an attitude, a realm of existence. I would like to see him explore that more thoroughly. 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 future. However, I find “Guyland” to be too narrowly focused on the kind of man who joins fraternities in college and who seeks no enlightenment at all.

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To be fair, Kimmel has decades of activity in his background regarding masculinity. A bit too US centric and after a promising start repetitions are many. Preview — Guyland by Michael S. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The text’s message captures the imagination of concerned parents everywhere by saying that insecure, codependent or naive young men and women gravitate to Guyland in an attempt to “fit in” with the wrong “almost-men. High school is a shitty place where peers look to each other for validation – definitely not buyland a “guy” problem. Not all school books are boring and dry, for sure.


Men, Masculinity, and Love. You get the gist of Kimmel’s thesis.

There were also some things that I found to be problematic. They genuinely don’t know what growing up means and fear that it’s probably a ball and chain on their happiness and freedom and no one is giving them any hints at all. San Andreas, is not indicative of the videogame libraries in most kummel these fraternities and apartments.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

The feminist movement has made phenomenal progress by actively reforming the cultural definitions of femininity, I was honestly surprised that this is one of the best resources that can be recommended as a model for a ‘new’ masculinity.

There’s also a culture of silence and intimidation that tries to shut down the conversation when anyone tries to bring it up. guylane

Part of the blame for this situation is laid upon parents, but not in the way you might think. Even more dismaying, when you read the iimmel, you realize there’s even more of this going on than you thought, because some he only attributes back there in the fine print. Approaching this book with an open mind, as suggested by other reviews here on Amazon, does not mean that the science and data behind the book are above scrutiny. Dec 01, Daniel rated it it gutland amazing. First of all, Guyland is largely an observation of fuyland culture.


The critique of Guyland includes a laundry list of offensive behaviors and attitudes. Dude, You’re a Fag: A useful, highly readable overview of an important social phenomenon.

I assume that you, the reader, want to understand men. Books by Michael S.

Instead of looking for acceptance and support from a network of parents, teachers, coaches, good friends or pastors, most rites of passage for young men are done amongst peers. Well, guyland to me is a lot like 1st grade. Men today in the ugyland age cohort are more likely to either: When it comes to family life, form is not merely as important as content.

And mostly in college. It has some good information and some interesting insights.

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

Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: Kimmel speaks of this “Guyland” as if it is a territory, but the parallels go only as far as to say that Guyland is governed by a malevolent “Guy Code” that allegedly perpetuates hyper-masculine flavors of peer pressure and the Bystander Effect. He offers a thorough presentation of the various problems affecting young men today, and even offers a couple solutions.

Though compelling, Guyland is not always an easy book to deal with.