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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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Award-winning media critics Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne contrast these distorted representations with the often disturbing and dangerous ways that alcohol consumption affects the lives of real young….

A useful, highly ugyland overview of an important social phenomenon.

Another part of the blame is given to alumni, who kick up a fuss when college administrations actually do try to implement policies to curb date rape and excessive drinking.

Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. I kommel this book as a masculinity scholar and someone who is familiar with the US university campus culture.

It’s a refreshing read. I think that this is a particularly important book for college students and parents. Yet in Guyland, Kimmel deconstructs the many problems associated with this lifestyle, and perhaps most importantly, how it can stunt the growth of young men and women with true potential.

He seemed to put a little too much faith that things can change, but I guess he couldn’t be a complete downer. You know how parents read parenting books? Jan 10, Elevate Difference rated it really liked it. May 25, Annie rated it liked it Shelves: In large part, it reads, as others have commented, as a removed anthropological study that is aggravating and shows Kimmel’s own biases and the generational gap with which he is dealing.

Guyland is a compassionate, unflinching dispatch from deep in the heart of young masculinity. It is fine and dandy to say that Guyland is not a great place for our boys to become guykand and that we have to burst the bubbles of entitlement, silence, and protection, but then tell me what we are supposed to do about it. I’d also be curious about how he’d put homonormativity in this, because I think there is a parallel there.


In light of that, I think that it kimel have been better than it was. Within just ten pages of Guyland Kimmel discredits himself with conjectures about gender. I will also point out that this review says it best.

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It seems like the only time that the dads saw their sons’ behavior as a problem is when they moved back home. But the question is–what to do about him? Guyland is well divided up into easy-to-digest segments, but its overarching themes always remain clear.

Sep 27, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend. It is also interesting reading this looking back and seeing areas he thought would expand rapidly and didn’t namely Second Lifeand also areas he thought would expand and have.

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

One person found this helpful. Guyland Where Kim,el Become Men. Review by Brittany Shoot Beyond the issues arising from 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. 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.

They spend their hours drinking, viewing pornography, and playing online video games. So I really liked what he says, and it rings true to me from my own experience, but I think the ev I wanted to give this 5 stars but ultimately did not because his case studies and examples are a little too narrow.


The author seems to do this odd tettering between areas I think he is inflating, and areas he claims are inflated that I think further evidence now shows are not namely, the prevalence of sexual assault really is as high as he claims are likely inflated numbers. In one truly off-the-wall moment he tries to say that baptism for the early Christian church represented a rite of passage in which a young guylaand would leave the world of women and enter the world of men.

I see it as a cautionary tale rather than a serious academic research. The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people! It’s written in a very anecdotal voice, which is accessible, though it leads Kimmel to paint in sometimes too-broad strokes. His summary of the history of the scientific understanding kimel both masculinity and youthhood proves valuable in locating Guyland within a broader historical tradition of patriarchy, male homosociality, and the life-course.

Nov 02, Mike rated it liked it Recommends it for: They need to be made aware of media that doesn’t show male adulthood as choice between “bros before hos” or being a dim-witted husband in a sexless marriage. Concurrent with protecting, guys are always vigilant for transgressions against the code by other males. It’s time to grow up kids. Kimmel charts the whirlpools and reefs on our route, but does not to actively propose less perilous routes.

You get kimmep gist of Kimmel’s thesis.