By Doug Hendrie
It’s globalised tradition – yet now not as we all know it.
Fuelled by way of interest and wanderlust, reporter Doug Hendrie travels to the perimeters of our international to discover the main unforeseen – and weird – examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia.
A whirlwind international travel via wonderful subcultures instructed with sophisticated humour, AmalgaNations alternatives up the place Louis Theroux leaves off.
‘We’re used to carting our commute discoveries domestic, yet as Doug Hendrie proves it’s a two-way exchange. fairly whilst excessive tech, intercourse and magnificence take advantage of unforeseen converts.’ Tony Wheeler
‘Travelling isn’t almost about the place you move yet what you do should you get there: the place you glance, what you spot, who you meet and the questions you ask. Hendrie will get all this correct and extra in a ebook which doesn’t simply take us locations yet into what appears like the long run - a destiny that's the following, now.’ Sophie Cunningham
‘Hendrie demanding situations stereotypes, celebrates alterations and exhibits that, at base, what makes us all human is our skill to creatively adapt to and have interaction with our more and more interconnected world.’ Damien Kingsbury
‘Doug Hendrie’s own and insightful account of the connections among the West and different cultures exposes hidden truths approximately our international village.’ Jacqueline Kent
‘From Ghana’s sorcery, scams and gentle- porn movie to homosexual energy within the Philippines ... Welcome to Doug Hendrie’s international journey of rebirthed cultures.’ Christopher Kremmer
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