Stijn Reijnders, a friend of Universal Exports, is doing his postdoc research project on the phenomenom of “media tourism,” which is defined as people travelling to places they have seen in (fictional) media products. As such, Stijn needs your help!
According to Stijn:
My Bond-research is part of a postdoc research project, that focuses on the phenomenom of “media tourism”: people travelling to places they have seen in (fictional) media products. For instance: Lord of the Ring-tourism in New Zealand, Sex and the City-tours in New York, or Inspector Morse-tours in Oxford. My central question is: why do people visit these places, and what makes their visit valuable? More in general, I’m interested in studying the influence of media on our geographic imagination (the way we vision the world around us).
But back to Bond. One of my three cases is based on Bond, because travelling is such an important aspect of the Bond-narratives. After almost 5 decades of Bond, the world is filled with wonderfull, touristic locations that (partly) owe their succes to Bond.