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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

by Michael Kimmel

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Overview

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 culture of guys, aged 16 to 26: their attitudes, their relationships, their rules, and their rituals.

“Kimmel is our seasoned guide into a world that, unless we are guys, we barely know exists. As he walks with us through dark territories, he points out the significant and reflects on its meaning.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as "Guyland."

In mapping the troubling social world where men are now made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America's sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and he works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults.

 

 

 

 



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062885739
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 523,438
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A leading scholar in the field of gender studies, Michael Kimmel is author or editor of more than twenty books, including the groundbreaking Manhood in America and Angry White Men.  He is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

What People are Saying About This

Mary Pipher

“Just as Reviving Ophelia introduced readers to the culture of teenage girls, Guyland takes us to the land of young men.”

Madeline Levine

“An absolute bombshell of a book. A disturbing, but mandatory wake-up call for all of us who are boys, love boys or raise boys.”

William Pollack

“Guyland takes up where Real Boys left off...a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, young women who are so confused by the guys in their midst-and for guys themselves who yearn to break free of unwritten rules that leave them half a man, rather than a whole person.”

Gloria Steinem

“Michael Kimmel’s Guyland could save the humanity of many young men-and the sanity of their friends and parents-by explaining the forces behind a newly extended adolesence. With accuracy and empathy, he names the problem and offers compassionate bridges to adulthood.”

Arlie Hochschild

Kimmel calls on us all to see the boy in the pseudo-man, to break the silence with which we surround them, and do what it takes to help them grow into real men.”

Michael G. Thompson

“Every parent who is about to write a check for college tuition should read this book first and discuss it with his or her son...and daughter.”

Rachel Simmons

“For anyone who has ever longed to know what’s really going on in a young man’s life, rejoice: Guyland is a compassionate, unflinching dispatch from deep in the heart of young masculinity. Required reading for people who raise, teach, and love guys.”

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