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Guyland : the perilous world where boys become men

Author: Michael S Kimmel
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A leading authority in gender studies profiles American males between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six, offering insight into their belief systems, relationships, and preferences, in a report that also discusses the sources of violent and deviant behaviors. By the author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Kimmel
ISBN: 9780060831349 0060831340 9780060831356 0060831359
OCLC Number: 191930276
Notes: "Understanding the critical years between 16 and 26"--Jacket.
Description: xviii, 332 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Welcome to Guyland --
"What's the rush?" : Guyland as a new stage of development --
"Bros before hos" : the guy code --
High school : boot camp for Guyland --
The rites of almost-men : binge drinking, fraternity hazing, and the elephant walk --
Sports crazy --
Boys and their toys : Guyland's media --
Babes in Boyland : pornography --
Hooking up : sex in Guyland --
Predatory sex and party rape --
Girls in Guyland : eyes on the guys --
"Just guys"
Responsibility: Michael Kimmel.

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A leading authority in gender studies profiles American males between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six, offering insight into their belief systems, relationships, and preferences, in a report that also discusses the sources of violent and deviant behaviors. By the author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History.
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A Social Constructivist Look at the Guy Subculture

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-03-06) Good Permalink

 Operating from the wrong paradigm makes things difficult ... just ask a Ptolemaic astronomer. Kimmel obviously thinks that the male subculture within American society needs to be changed, but his prescription for improving things diverges from his theoretical model of the problem. That's a good...
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