Story posted February 14, 2012
Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, will discuss his book Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The talk, which is sponsored by Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence, is open to the public free of charge.
Kimmel's talk will shed light on the changing and more complex path men face today as they navigate from boyhood to manhood. As a more dangerous social world has developed, men face additional challenges and complications as they chart their own paths through the stage Kimmel calls "Guyland." Along the way, the author redefines what it means to be a man both today and tomorrow.
A Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York–Stony Brook, Michael Kimmel is an advocate for gender equality. His countless writings on men and masculinity have received international recognition.
Kimmel is the author or editor of more than 20 books including Misframing Men, Manhood in America, and, most recently, The Guy's Guide to Feminism. He founded and currently edits the international journal Men and Masculinities and serves as the spokesperson for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.
Kimmel has been featured in numerous articles in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, and People, and on television shows such as Today, Oprah, CNN, and Crossfire. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals, including The New York Times Book Review, The Harvard Business Review, The Nation, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and Psychology Today.