Jason Bourne: Gender, Geopolitics, and Contemporary Representations of National Security

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This article explores the cinematic portrayals of the amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne. Bourne's odyssey is plotted against a number of themes—gender, dangerous places, and apparently banal things, such as paper files. It provokes interesting questions about how a “known unknown” is addressed by national security managers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Issue number1
Early online date8 Aug 2010
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2010


  • Jason Bourne
  • Popular geopolitics
  • Film
  • action-thriller

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