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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Event Type:Lecture
Location:GMH Auditorium (room 260)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mahruq Khan
Organization/Department:University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Dr. Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York-Stony Brook
Guyland is based on more than 400 interviews over a four-year span with young men, ages 16–26. Kimmel’s study shows that the guys who live in “Guyland” are mostly white, middle-class, totally confused and cannot commit to their relationships, work or lives. Although they seem baffled by the riddles of manhood and responsibility, they submit to the “Guy Code,” where locker-room behaviors, sexual conquests, bullying, violence and assuming a cocky jock pose can rule over the sacrifice and conformity of marriage and family. Obsessed with never wanting to grow up, this demographic, which is 22 million strong, craves video games, sports and depersonalized sexual relationships. 

Here's Kimmel discussing Guyland on The Today Show: http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/26421815#26421815

More on Michael Kimmel's academic work: http://creativepromotionsagency.com/mk/michaelswork.htm 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284289405004963/?context=create 

Sponsored by: UW-L College of Liberal Studies, Departments of Psychology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Communication Studies, Sociology/Archaeology, History, the Wellness Center and the Violence Prevention Office
Download (< 0.01 MB):Guyland Poster Oct 2012.pdf
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