The Resilient Agent : James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). / Dodds, Klaus-John.

James Bond Uncovered . ed. / Jeremy Strong. London : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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The Resilient Agent : James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). / Dodds, Klaus-John.

James Bond Uncovered . ed. / Jeremy Strong. London : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Dodds, K-J 2018, The Resilient Agent: James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). in J Strong (ed.), James Bond Uncovered . Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London.

APA

Dodds, K-J. (2018). The Resilient Agent: James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). In J. Strong (Ed.), James Bond Uncovered (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd..

Vancouver

Dodds K-J. The Resilient Agent: James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). In Strong J, editor, James Bond Uncovered . London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2018. (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture).

Author

Dodds, Klaus-John. / The Resilient Agent : James Bond, ‘nostalgic geopolitics’ and Skyfall (2012). James Bond Uncovered . editor / Jeremy Strong. London : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture).

BibTeX

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