Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond

Lisa Funnell, Klaus Dodds

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The Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond discusses the representational geographies of the Bond film franchise and how they inform our reading of 007 as a hero. This book offers a new and interdisciplinary lens through which the franchise can be analyzed and explores a range of topics that have been largely, if not entirely, overlooked in Bond film scholarship. These topics include: the shifting and gendering of geopolitical relations; the differing depiction and evaluation of vertical/modern and horizontal/pre-modern spaces; the use of classical elements in defining gender, sexuality, heroic competency, and geopolitical conflict; and the ongoing importance of haptics (i.e. touch), kinesics (i.e. movement), and proxemics (i.e. the use of space) in defining the embodied and emotive world of Bond. This book is comprehensive in nature and scope as it discusses all 24 films in the official Bond canon and theorizes about the future direction of the franchise.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-57024-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-57023-9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • Geopolitics
  • Gender
  • Geography
  • James Bond
  • Mobility
  • Space
  • Surveillance
  • Embodiment

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