Secret agents : popular icons beyond James Bond

Format: Print Book 2009
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.S68 S43 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.S68 S43 2009
Why does the secret agent never seem to die? Why, in fact, has the secret agent not only survived the Cold War - which critics and pundits surmised would be the death of James Bond and of the genre more generally - but grown in popularity? Secret Agents attempts to answer these questions as it investigates the political and cultural ramifications of the continued popularity and increasing diversity of the secret agent across television, film, and popular culture. The volume opens with a foreword by Tony Bennett, and proceeds to investigate programs, figures, and films such as Alias , Austin Powers, Spy Kids , the ┬źnew┬╗ Bond Girl, Flint, Mission Impossible , Jason Bourne, and concludes with an afterword by Toby Miller. Chapters throughout question what it means for this popular icon to have far wider currency and meaning than merely that of James Bond as the white male savior of capital and democracy.
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Subjects Spy films -- Social aspects.
James Bond films -- Social aspects.
Spies in literature -- Social aspects.
Espionage in literature -- Social aspects.
Popular culture.
Publisher New York :Peter Lang,2009
Contributors Packer, Jeremy, 1970-
Language English
Description xvi, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780820486697 (pb : alk. paper)
0820486698 (pb : alk. paper)
9780820486703 (hb : alk. paper)
0820486701 (hb : alk. paper)
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