James Bond: international man of gastronomy

Strong, Jeremy (2013) James Bond: international man of gastronomy. Journal of European Popular Culture, 4 (2). pp. 155-172. ISSN 2040-6134

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Abstract

This article is concerned with the representation of food and drink in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. In particular, it examines how the author uses Bond’s culinary knowledge and habits of consumption as an important constituent of his hero’s character. Similarly, the food choices of other characters, notably villains, are shown to be linked, by Fleming, to core aspects of their identity − principally their ethnicity. Bond’s impulse to observe and classify, very much in evidence in the novels’ food sequences, is examined in terms of the texts’ construction of Bond as a skilled identifier of signs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: James Bond novels; Food and culture; Classification; Race; Englishness; Thrillers
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
Depositing User: ROD POW
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 14:22
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 15:43
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/855

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