Grafton returned to the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast to discuss how social and environmental crises fuel nostalgia, how companies profit from it, and whether it can be reoriented to inspire a better future. Listen here.
“Nostalgia is in part a response to a pervasive sense of loss, a feeling that only stands to intensify as our living standards continue to decline and as the climate crisis accelerates. The Hours Have Lost Their Clock makes the case that people seeking out the warm embrace of nostalgia in the face of those challenges do not require a reality check but ‘a livable world…’ Nostalgia, Tanner argues, can be put to more positive use in the effort to build that world.” Read Paris Marx’s review for Jacobin here.
Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn hosted a virtual talk with Grafton and Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect, on November 10th, 2021. Watch it here!
Grafton was a guest on NPR’s Throughline podcast, where he discussed the history of nostalgia and his own nostalgic feelings over the course of his life. Listen to “The Nostalgia Bone” here.
Grafton’s latest book, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, is out now! Purchase it from Repeater Books’ website or from your favorite independent bookstore.
Grafton spoke with the Digital Void podcast about his book, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, and shared how we can be more mindful of this often-weaponized emotion. Take a listen here.
Join Grafton Tanner and Jenny Odell for a virtual discussion on how nostalgia shapes our politics in an era knocked out of time, celebrating the launch of The Hours Have Lost Their Clock. The conversation starts at 7:30pm ET on October 13. Hosted by Community Bookstore – register here.
Grafton was a guest on Hermitix Podcast, discussing his forthcoming book The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, alongside discussions of exit, agency, the cabin myth, and more. Listen here.