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"In The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein famously demonstrated the power of world-altering crises like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to “shock” people into a kind of stupor that prevented them from pushing back against the “godlike” power of corporations to impose social austerity, deregulate economies, and pursue revanchist development. These crises were generally distributed by television news. According to the film and media scholar Mary Anne Doane, writing in “Information, Crisis, Catastrophe,” live television is tuned to the “explosiveness of the present,” meaning it organizes itself around apparently important events, blurring the line between seemingly banal information and real, traumatic catastrophe."
"In The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein famously demonstrated the power of world-altering crises like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to “shock” people into a kind of stupor that prevented them from pushing back against the “godlike” power of corporations to impose social austerity, deregulate economies, and pursue revanchist development. These crises were generally distributed by television news. According to the film and media scholar Mary Anne Doane, writing in “Information, Crisis, Catastrophe,” live television is tuned to the “explosiveness of the present,” meaning it organizes itself around apparently important events, blurring the line between seemingly banal information and real, traumatic catastrophe."
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