By Doug Hendrie
It’s globalised tradition – yet no longer as we all know it.
Fuelled through 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 global journey via mind-blowing subcultures instructed with refined humour, AmalgaNations alternatives up the place Louis Theroux leaves off.
‘We’re used to carting our go back and forth discoveries domestic, yet as Doug Hendrie proves it’s a two-way alternate. quite while excessive tech, intercourse and elegance take advantage of unforeseen converts.’ Tony Wheeler
‘Travelling isn’t almost about the place you move 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 publication which doesn’t simply take us locations yet into what seems like the long run - a destiny that's the following, now.’ Sophie Cunningham
‘Hendrie demanding situations stereotypes, celebrates changes and indicates 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 worldwide village.’ Jacqueline Kent
‘From Ghana’s sorcery, scams and tender- porn movie to homosexual strength within the Philippines ... Welcome to Doug Hendrie’s international journey of rebirthed cultures.’ Christopher Kremmer
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