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Guyland

The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

by Michael Kimmel

On Sale: 07/24/2018

Price: $15.99

Guyland

The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

by Michael Kimmel

On Sale: 07/24/2018

Format:

Price: $15.99

About the Book

Sociologist Michael Kimmel tackles the world of late adolescent boys and young men: the “guys” of America, aged 16 to 26. Although these young men may appear to be growing up too fast, they are in fact becoming adults quite slowly. From the mundane—video games, movies and television, sports, and music—to the extreme—violent fraternity initiations, sexual predation, and school shootings—Kimmel reveals the culture that every boy must navigate on his way to adulthood, whether he is a participant or a bystander.

Kimmel asserts that what happens to boys in this period often determines the type of men they will be for the rest of their lives.

Critical Praise

“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.” - Gloria Steinem

“[A] deft exploration grounded in research....Kimmel offers a highly practical guide to male youth.” - Publishers Weekly

“Engaging...provocative....The book raises important questions....A useful, highly readable overview of an important social phenomenon.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Just as Reviving Ophelia introduced readers to the culture of teenage girls, Guyland takes us to the land of young men.” - Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia

“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.” - Madeline Levine, Ph.D., author of The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

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.” - Arlie Hochschild, author of The Second Shift, The Time Bind, and The Commercialization of Intimate Life

“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.” - Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

“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.” - Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

“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.” - William Pollack, author of Real Boys

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062885739
  • ISBN 10: 0062885731
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/24/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.829 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • BISAC2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies