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By Doug Hendrie

It’s globalised tradition – yet no longer as we all know it.

Fuelled via interest and wanderlust, reporter Doug Hendrie travels to the perimeters of our global to discover the main unforeseen – and peculiar – examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia.
A whirlwind global journey via extraordinary subcultures advised with refined humour, AmalgaNations alternatives up the place Louis Theroux leaves off.

‘We’re used to carting our shuttle discoveries domestic, yet as Doug Hendrie proves it’s a two-way exchange. really while excessive tech, intercourse and magnificence take advantage of unforeseen converts.’ Tony Wheeler

‘Travelling isn’t with reference to the place you cross yet what you do if you happen to 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 areas yet into what sounds like the long run - a destiny that's the following, now.’ Sophie Cunningham

‘Hendrie demanding situations stereotypes, celebrates ameliorations and exhibits that, at base, what makes us all human is our skill to creatively adapt to and interact 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 smooth- porn movie to homosexual energy within the Philippines ... Welcome to Doug Hendrie’s global journey of rebirthed cultures.’ Christopher Kremmer

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