GENDER, GEOPOLITICS, AND GEOSURVEILLANCE IN THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. / Dodds, Klaus.

In: Geographical Review, Vol. 101, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 88-105.

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Abstract

Generic action-thriller films, especially The Bourne Ultimatum, the last in a series of three films, provide a useful resource for examining the gendered nature of geopolitics, the specification of place, and the role of geosurveillance in post-9/11 national security. Using the dialogue of the film as key source material, I show how the private world of Jason Bourne, an assassin, is interwoven with the public sphere of international security, including covert operations: The personal is geopolitical. I conclude with some reflections on how we might use film as a critical pedagogical resource.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-105
Number of pages17
JournalGeographical Review
Volume101
Issue number1
Early online date28 Dec 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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