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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Preview — Guyland by Michael S. Read more Read less. So why did I even give this book two stars? Guyland succeeds in providing an accessible and creative sociological examination of the problem of hegemonic masculinity in the lives of a certain category of male youth.

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The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Then come back and let’s talk. Well, guyland to me is a lot like 1st grade. If you’re already a feminist or participate and read about the socialization of gender, this won’t be anything new, but it’s a decent book that puts together different parts of how year old men are obnoxious and why it hurts them as well as us. So the question is: All the rituals happen to promote a form of sexist twisted brotherhood where men were initiated through suffering and humiliation.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In a sweeping analysis…. But in that regard, too, Kimmel could have done a better job, could have stretched himself a bit more.

PROs — many interviews — interesting anecdotes from campus life — a rare book focusing on males and masculinity — Kimmel gives a disclaimer that the book talks only about a small percentage of young men CONs — questionable methodology — despite the disclaimer, the book leads reader to believe that all young men follow the Guy Code — the book stresses negative aspects of masculinity, but it mentions no positive examples, except in a disclaimer and only in regard to ethnic and racial minorities — Kimmel robs women of agency and dismisses them despite a growing body of research indicating that women play an important role in establishing and propagating ideals of masculinity — the book does not hide its strong underlying feminist agenda: It’s a refreshing read.


Oh how wish I could understand why my great-grandson thinks as he doesthanks to Kimmel, I understand him better. So I really liked what he says, and it rings true to me from my own experience, but I think the evidence he uses for a broader critique outside of college life is weak.

Also, nowhere in the book does Kimmel ask perfectly reasonable questions like “Do young men lash out because they feel misunderstood?

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

How do you get the unmotivated to get some initiative? Log in to your Kanopy account. These savages, born innocent and full of childish wonder, learn early to fear the scorn of their male peers and become so desperate for male approval that they will engage in bizarre and often criminal behavior. In fact, there were several places where he made statements about psychology but didn’t really seem to understand what he was asserting.

Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was ok. However, it also ensures the book remains within its scope, which is a description of upper-middle class American male culture. That said the best review I can give is – Well, it explains much. I think largely what I’m taking away from this is I’m not going to shut up about it anymore. I know I am a way, way more critical reader than most folks, and I am probably setting myself up in a poor way karma-wise for when I eventually try to publish my dissertation, but this kind of stuff just kills me.

I feel like some of the kimmle experiences I had in high school were from people who were guylnd to me on the social totem pole, whereas people on varsity sports teams were in their own ikmmel. It does tend to focus mostly on men in collegiate settings, but it was still very applicable. 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 to do about it.

Instructional Films and Lessons. Kimmel speaks of this “Guyland” as if it is a territory, but guylajd parallels go only as far as to iimmel that Guyland is governed by a malevolent “Guy Code” that allegedly perpetuates hyper-masculine flavors of peer pressure and the Bystander Effect.

Beyond the kummel arising from the narrow demographic Guyland presents, I gulyand found the treatment of extended adolescence the so-called ‘guyland’ emerging between childhood and adulthood to be needlessly gendered and simplistic.


Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

And since I’m a g I read that this book was like a male version of “Reviving Ophelia”, kimel it was not, which was disappointing. While we are at it, let’s move the definition away from sex, and sex with women entirely.

Aug 07, Amelia rated it really liked it. Guyland is the locker room writ large: Kimmel charts the whirlpools and reefs kimmell our route, but does not to actively propose less perilous routes.

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

Apr 23, Amy rated it liked it Recommended to Amy by: So, while not all aspects of the book will ring true gang-rape, homoerotic ritualization, they frame seemingly lesser issues within a larger context. Well, it was very readable. Read reviews that mention young men guy code video games high school stage of life cultural dynamics culture of silence enable guys michael kimmel playing video read this book binge drinking white middle-class dead-end job integrity and honesty greater integrity artificial code act more honorably spend more time believes them capable.

Guyland is a meme that is now required reading in many masculinity studies courses, which, in my view, are not mature or stable enough in terms of peer-review to constitute quality science. Similarly, even though he’s perfectly capable of demonstrating gender as a social construction — he does it well enough in The Gendered Society which one of the classes I TA for regularly uses as a textbook to give even my students who are biology majors pause — he doesn’t really bother to do it here.

It could have stretched itself.