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Doppelganger : a trip into the mirror world / Naomi Klein.

Klein, Naomi, 1970- (author.).


"What if you woke up one morning and found you'd acquired another self--a double who was almost you and yet not you at all? What if that double shared many of your preoccupations but, in a twisted, upside-down way, furthered the very causes you'd devoted your life to fighting against? Not long ago, the celebrated activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein had just such an experience--she was confronted with a doppelganger whose views she found abhorrent but whose name and public persona were sufficiently similar to her own that many people got confused about who was who. Destabilized, she lost her bearings, until she began to understand the experience as one manifestation of a strangeness many of us have come to know but struggle to define: AI-generated text is blurring the line between genuine and spurious communication; New Age wellness entrepreneurs turned anti-vaxxers are scrambling familiar political allegiances of left and right; and liberal democracies are teetering on the edge of absurdist authoritarianism, even as the oceans rise. Under such conditions, reality itself seems to have become unmoored. Is there a cure for our moment of collective vertigo? Naomi Klein is one of our most trenchant and influential social critics, an essential analyst of what branding, austerity, and climate profiteering have done to our societies and souls. Here she turns her gaze inward to our psychic landscapes, and outward to the possibilities for building hope amid intersecting economic, medical, and political crises. With the assistance of Sigmund Freud, Jordan Peele, Alfred Hitchcock, and bell hooks, among other accomplices, Klein uses wry humor and a keen sense of the ridiculous to face the strange doubles that haunt us--and that have come to feel as intimate and proximate as a warped reflection in the mirror"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9798885796187
  • Physical Description: 669 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2024.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Off-brand me -- Occupied -- Enter Covid, the threat multiplier -- My failed brand, or call me by her name -- Meeting myself in the woods -- They know about cell phones -- Diagonal lines -- MAGA's plus-one -- Ridiculously serious, seriously speechless -- The far right meets the far-out -- Autism and the anti-vax prequel -- Calm, conspiracy . . . capitalism -- No way out but back -- The Nazi in the mirror -- The unshakable ethnic double -- Unselfing -- Epilogue: Who is the double?
Subject: Klein, Naomi, 1970-
Women political activists > Canada > Biography.
Misinformation > North America.
Conspiracy theories > North America.
Social media and society > North America.
Social media > Political aspects > North America.
Conservatism > North America > Psychological aspects.
Large type books.
Femmes activistes > Canada > Biographies.
Mésinformation > Amérique du Nord.
Théories du complot > Amérique du Nord.
Médias sociaux et société > Amérique du Nord.
Médias sociaux > Aspect politique > Amérique du Nord.
Conservatisme > Amérique du Nord > Aspect psychologique.
Livres en gros caractères.
large print books.
Genre: large print books.
Large print books.
Livres en gros caractères.

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Homer Public Library LP 320.231 KLE (Text) 000172917 Display -- Lit Lineup Checked out 08/02/2024

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