The first installment of Robert A. Caplen's SHAKEN & STIRRED literary series
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"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."

Ian 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

"This book is an eye-opener for both Bond fans and Bond critics."

Bruce Scivally, co-author of 
James Bond: The Legacy

A "thorough feminism perspective."

Gloria Hendry, aka "Rosie Carver" in Live and Let Die

The Feminism of James Bond "stands high above many of the 'Bond as social
zeitgeist' stuff we've seen in recent decades."

Matt Sherman, creator of SpyFest and the Bond Collectors' Weekends

"Caplen analyzes the plot line of the 007 films in a witty and highly readable way.
This is an intelligent and entertaining book . . . ."

Lee Pfeiffer, Cinema Retro (Vol. 8, No. 23 (2012))
"This book gives new insights into Bond's world and insures that you'll never
look at Bond Girls the same way again!"

Charles Helfenstein, author of The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Making of The Living Daylights
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