The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia (Paperback)
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The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 12/10/2021
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Nostalgia has broken out across the world. Political leaders promise a return to yesteryear. Remakes and reboots dominate the box office. Some use the emotion to resist oppressive regimes. Others induce it to manipulate populations. With little faith in a future of global warming and economic anxiety, many turn to this centuries-old emotion to weather the present. In The Hours Have Lost Their Clock, Grafton Tanner argues that nostalgia is the defining emotion of our time. Moving from the fight over racist monuments to the collective mourning of species extinction, he traces nostalgia's ascent in the twenty-first century, revealing its power as both a consequence of our unstable time and a defense against it. The longer we live with endless wars, technological determinism, and economic austerity, he writes, the more nostalgic we will be. From biased algorithms to the birth of homeland security, and from the rise of far-right extremism to the gentrification of memory itself, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock argues for a resistance against the dangers of nostalgia. Our very future depends on it.

Publisher: Watkins Media
ISBN: 9781913462444
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
Edition: New edition

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