"How does one describe a 'Bond girl'? Bond girls are considered to be 'ubiquitous symbols of glamour and sophistication', according to Robert A. Caplen in his book Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, that is."
Fleming's Bond Girl is one of the most recognized and celebrated
cultural icons of the twentieth century. First introduced in novels and
short stories, the cinematic Bond Girl was brought to life by film
producers Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in 1962 with the
release of Dr. No. Over fifty years later, the world remains fascinated with the Bond Girl.
While she has been lauded by some as a liberated woman and true feminist
archetype, the Bond Girl character has virtually escaped critical study
. . . until now. For the first time, legal scholar and historian Robert
A. Caplen focuses the lens upon and provides an independent and unique
examination of the Bond Girl, tracing her evolution in James Bond novels
and films against the backdrop of the "second wave" feminist and
women's liberation movements.
Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond explores how the Bond Girl is portrayed in print and on film, what her character says about our culture's conceptions of gender and femininity, and how she reflects the triumphs and shortcomings of the gender equality movement of the late twentieth century. Order a copy of this groundbreaking work and discover a completely different perspective about James Bond's world and our own society!
What Others Are Saying About Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond
"[A] must-have cultural history for 007 fans, cinema enthusiasts, and lovers of nonfiction."
Anders Frejdh, founder and editor of From Sweden With Love
The first installment in Robert A. Caplen's SHAKEN & STIRREDTM series, THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND is an independent cultural history of the feminist and Women's Liberation movements and cinematic critique and discussion of the James Bond novels and films. THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND and all materials related thereto and associated therewith, in any and all media, bear no association with and have not been prepared or licensed by any individual or entity that created or produced the James Bond novels or films. Accordingly, THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND bears no relation to, direct or indirect association or link with, or affiliation with any James Bond rights holder. All materials used in connection with the SHAKEN & STIRREDTM series have been licensed from their respective owners, where applicable, and all intellectual property rights related to the James Bond novels and films belong to their respective owner(s).