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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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Tod Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood? The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: He doesn’t include any quotes from the men he interviewed to support that this is how the women are seen.

Most guys I’ve ever met in my life including myself have hang-ups on at least ONE of those things, usually a lot more, and even one of those things can keep you from becoming a fully realized human being. It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable. Another part of the blame is given to the college administrations, when they prioritize getting the best athletic recruits over the safety of women on campus. Binge drinking and partying all weekend are common behaviors, both in college and beyond.

Want to Read whhere. I haven’t read Kimmel’s other works, so I don’t know if the reviews that state this is somewhat a rehash are correct. You can kinda tell from my language here that this conforms with my observations of reality. Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was ok.

If he talked to fhe many guys, then why on earth are so many of the quotes he gives from other people’s research? Guys have it hard.

Guyland – Wikipedia

I’m not sure that the problem with guyland has any easy solution. It’s an important topic, but this treatment is marred by a far too narrow focus upper middle class spoiled white boys and Kimmel’s completely giyland writing style.


Practically speaking, the book works better for giving a context of young males rather than ways in which to work with them. As a psychotherapist dealing with couples’ issues, Guyland helps explain why so many men mmen have so much trouble identifying what they’re feeling and skillfully expressing it in an intimate partnership. Those of you with sons might be able to relate to a lot of what Kimmel writes.

But there is very little here in the way of prevention, other than a few indirect comments about the poor state of sex education in US high schools.

Just what is going on with America’s young men?

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men – University of Lynchburg

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. The traditional markers of reaching manhood have long ago been eroded: Men today in the aforementioned age cohort are more likely to either: Then come back and let’s talk.

In all I think I made it through this book in two or three sittings. 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.

But most guys know other guys who are chronic substance abusers, who have sexually assaulted their classmates 6. Apr 23, Amy rated it liked it Recommended to Amy by: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Occupied by young, single, white men, its main demographic is middle class kids who are college-bound, college co-eds, or recent graduates in the United States.

I know we’re academics. 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.

With this said, Kimmel encourages mature adults to include themselves bots the lives of young men, speaking into their lives and communicating an accurate definition of masculinity. So, while not all aspects of the book will ring true gang-rape, homoerotic ritualization, they frame seemingly lesser issues within a larger context.


In fact, there were several places where biys made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting. The whole thing could boil easily down to “stop raising your kids like they are owed the world, elite people!

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

Lists with This Book. All the rituals happen to promote a form of sexist twisted brotherhood where men were initiated through suffering and humiliation. Kimmel’s personal assumptions with little basis leave the book with no value. First of all, Guyland is largely an observation of fraternity culture.

He is among the leading researchers perilus writers on men and masculinity in the world today.

Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood? Yet when having to deal with the wing as a whole, the descriptors that often came to mind were: The basic assertion here is that partly due to a lack of adult influence and guidance, and partly due to petulance and childishness, a large number of whilte guys are opting out of becoming responsible adults, guyyland instead to stay perpetually free but juvenile, and have a developed a toxic, self-reinforcing idea of what being a guy periolus all about, and strongly policing all behaviors that would shatter that illusion and reveal them as sad, angry, selfish boys.

Dec 01, Daniel rated it it was rhe. I understand having extreme points, but sprinkle in some middle of the road ones to give your ideas more depth rather than a super generality. Beyond the issues arising from the narrow demographic Guyland presents, I also found the treatment of extended adolescence the so-called ‘guyland’ emerging between childhood and adulthood to be needlessly gendered and simplistic.