Licence to Critique

Episode 009 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Fit and Sensual

November 19, 2020 Dr. Lisa Funnell Season 1 Episode 9
Licence to Critique
Episode 009 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Fit and Sensual
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Licence to Critique
Episode 009 - Haptic Geographies of James Bond - Fit and Sensual
Nov 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Dr. Lisa Funnell

In this episode, I discuss the "haptic geographies" of James Bond's body, drawing upon research I have published with Dr. Klaus Dodds. Haptics refers touch which is a primary form non-verbal communication. James Bond is a body-focused spy who's physique and touch communicate potent messages about identity and power. I consider how Bond's body is defined as fit and sensual across the franchise, and the sentiments being relayed about masculinity, ability, (hetero)sexuality, and heroism through these depictions.

For a more detailed discussion, see our book Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave MacMillan 2017): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781349848812 

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In this episode, I discuss the "haptic geographies" of James Bond's body, drawing upon research I have published with Dr. Klaus Dodds. Haptics refers touch which is a primary form non-verbal communication. James Bond is a body-focused spy who's physique and touch communicate potent messages about identity and power. I consider how Bond's body is defined as fit and sensual across the franchise, and the sentiments being relayed about masculinity, ability, (hetero)sexuality, and heroism through these depictions.

For a more detailed discussion, see our book Geographies, Genders, and Geopolitics of James Bond (Palgrave MacMillan 2017): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781349848812