Episode 8: The Limits and Possibilities of Escapism, with Dr. Greg Sharzer

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In this episode, Todd and Nathan talk with Dr. Greg Sharzer about his new book, Late Escapism and Contemporary Neoliberalism: Alienation, Work and Utopia (Routledge). We talk about religion as a means of escapism, as well secular ways of escaping the current neoliberal moment through things like video games, BTS fandom, DisneyLand, and the alternatives to market capitalism that informed his previous book No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change The World.

Late Escapism and Contemporary Neoliberalism: Alienation, Work and Utopia: https://www.routledge.com/Late-Escapism-and-Contemporary-Neoliberalism-Alienation-Work-and-Utopia/Sharzer/p/book/9781138242319

No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won't Change The World: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/no-local

If you would like a PDF of any of these books, feel free to email Greg directly: greg.sharzer@utoronto.ca

For Todd’s post-episode reflections, check out: https://todd-tavares.medium.com/

Follow Nathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathGAlexander

Nathan’s website: https://www.nathangalexander.com/

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