Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (ISBN -9) is a book by Michael Kimmel, published in The book covers the. The offical homepage for Michael Kimmel’s latest book, “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” in stores August from HarperCollins. 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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Why do so many guys seem stuck between adolescence and adulthood?

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men – Michael Kimmel – Google Books

Why do so many of them fail to launch? Just what is going on with America’s young men? The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear, coherent, and relatively secure: 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.


The average young American man today is moving through a new stage of development, a buddy culture unfazed by the demands of parents, girlfriends, jobs, kids, and other nuisances of adult life. Sociologist and gender studies authority Michael Kimmel has identified this territory as “Guyland,” a place that is both a stage of life and a new social arena.

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Guyland is the locker room writ large: Kimmel has interviewed hundreds of young men ages sixteen to twenty-six in high schools and college fraternity houses, military academies and sports bars, to better gook Guyland’s rules and restrictions, its layers of peer pressure and gender policing, its features and artifacts—from the ordinary video games, sports, and music to the extreme violent fraternity initiations, sexual predation.

In mapping the bpok world where tomorrow’s men are made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America’s sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and 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, to stay true to themselves, and to travel safely through Guyland, emerging as responsible and fully formed men of integrity and honor.


Great read focusing on young men from ages 16 to 26 and how they reach maturity or not in bool society. Kind of makes me wish my daughters weren’t also in the same age bracket right now!

Guys just wanna have fun.

A Cultural History,etc. A leading scholar in the field of gender studies, Michael Kimmel is author or editor of more than twenty volumes on the subject, including the groundbreaking Manhood in America.

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Michael KimmelMichael S. Contents Welcome to Guyland. Guyland as a New Stage of Development. Boot Camp for Guyland. Predatory Sex and Party Rape.

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