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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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Don’t kmmel “MP3s” in a list of hardware as if that’s a parallel item. They hook up with women, but rarely form meaningful relationships. Oh how wish I could understand why my great-grandson thinks as he doesthanks to Kimmel, I understand him better.

Why are young men waiting longer to settle down, get married, and become responsible adults? While we are at it, let’s move the definition away from sex, and sex with women entirely. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous guylsnd world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem said that “Michael Kimmel’s Guyland could save the humanity of many young men — and the sanity of their friends and parents. Spoiled boys are usually blamed on overindulgent mothers, but Kimmel puts more of the blame on uninvolved or openly encouraging fathers.


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

The basic assertion here is that partly due to a lack of adult influence and guidance, and kimmell due to guylandd and childishness, a large number of whilte guys are opting out of becoming responsible adults, choosing instead to stay perpetually free but juvenile, and have a developed a toxic, self-reinforcing idea of what being a guy is all about, and strongly policing all behaviors that would shatter that illusion and reveal them as sad, angry, selfish boys.

While I understand kikmel Kimmel is trying to describe a norm, I would like to have read more about counter-cultural attitudes about masculinity. The powers of Guyland seem to change according to Kimmel’s topic. Get to Know Us. I’ve read many journal articles and papers, traveled to several rallies to aid male victims, and even had the honor of meeting academicians such as Dr.

They spend their hours drinking, viewing pornography, and playing online video games. Nov 16, Jack Donovan rated it it was ok Shelves: The style with which Kimmel writes about Being the demographic about whom Kimmel is writing except not heterosexualI felt I needed to read this. I learned some things, but overall it lacked focus and many of the quotes seemed contrived.

Jul 06, Zach rated it really liked it. This bizarre scope is never justified, yet I suspect Kimmel uses it because it fits with the popular and unhealthy notion that masculinity is predatory, privileged, entitled or hedonistic.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The book’s message is one of male privilege and power, how that power perpetuates itself, and the fact that many males are uncomfortable with such, even though they perform such actions because it’s how they “should” be. Aug 26, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: Michael Kimmel is doing us a great service by writing about masculinity and its discontents. He then asserts that similar problems exist with other white men of the same age who didn’t go to college but provides little evidence for it.


Let’s start a new and better list of what manhood is.

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Guuland I got further into the material though, I began to understand where the author was writing from. If he talked to that many guys, then why on earth are so many of the quotes he gives from other people’s research? Were the women also leaving the world of women? Porn, violent video games, and gangsta rap are emphasized as symptoms, not causes.

Jul 17, Diana rated it did not like it. I could go on and on. A hasty example slapped on to an over-broad theory. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nonetheless, Guyland is definitely a book I would recommend. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?