Austin Powers: Reinventing the Myth of Mod Spies and Swingers

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Title Austin Powers: Reinventing the Myth of Mod Spies and Swingers
Author Feldman, Christine Jacqueline
Book Title Secret Agents: Popular Icons Beyond James Bond
Editor Jeremy Packer
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Peter Lang
Abstract Abstract for book: Why does the secret agent never seem to die? Why, in fact, has the secret agent not only survived the Cold Warwhich critics and pundits surmised would be the death of James Bond and of the genre more generallybut 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 new 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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Chapter Number 2
Page from 53
Page to 76
ISBN 9780820486703
Date Accessioned 2012-03-29; 2012-04-17T22:39:57Z
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Cultural Studies
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1x

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