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  1. New Book: James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough


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    As certain as there will be a next James Bond movie, there will also be new books on 007 on the market every other month. On September 1st, we’ll see this new publication, which comes from Cambridge Scholars Publishing: James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films Are Not Enough, edited by Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker .

    This hardcover book contains 40 original essays on all things James Bond on no less 525 pages, and it should be of particular interest to CBn members that we all got a nice mention in the acknowledgements “Thanks to […] the Folks at CommanderBond.net”. This leads to the conclusion that we may find some familiar and rather interesting writing in this book. A sample PDF of the book – containing the table of contents – can be found here.

    A first guest review of this book will follow soon, as well as an ‘official’ CBn review.

    For further details, please read the press release:

    James Bond in World and Popular Culture:
    The Films are Not Enough

    Editor: Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker
    Date Of Publication: Sep 2010
    Isbn13: 978-1-4438-2289-3
    Isbn: 1-4438-2289-2

    James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published. The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming’s relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of James Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond, are also considered as is Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world.

    Robert G. Weiner is associate Humanities Librarian at Texas Tech University. He has a presentation that he has given at conferences and even once in a church entitled “How My X-Wife taught me to love James Bond.” He has taught several classes on Bond and Popular Culture. Weiner is area chair for James Bond and Popular Culture for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. He has been published in Texas Library Journal, Journal of Southwest Cultures, International Journal of Comic Art, and the East Texas Historical Journal. He is the author and editor of books on the Grateful Dead, and most recently edited Graphic Novels and Comics and Libraries, and co-edited From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse and Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins. This book on Bond has long been a dream of his.

    B. Lynn Whitfield is an Associate Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library where she serves as the University Archivist of Texas Tech University and administers its records management program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Mercer University in 1993, her Master’s Degree in Museum Science in 1995 and passed the national archivist’s exam in 2004 to become a Certified Archivist. Recently she edited the exhibit catalog, “Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New.”

    Jack Becker is an associate librarian at Texas Tech University. He is the librarian for history. He has been published in the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, Journal of Southwest Cultures, and Journal of Ethno-American History. He has presented on James Bond at the Southwestern Popular Culture Association.

    Price Uk Gbp: 54.99
    Price Us Usd: 82.99

    The book can be ordered from Amazon.com:
    James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough
    or directly from CSP
    James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough

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