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Ita€™s globalised culture a€“ but not as we know it. Fuelled by curiosity and wanderlust, reporter Doug Hendrie travels to the edges of our world to find the most unexpected a€“ and bizarre a€“ examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia. A whirlwind world tour through surprising subcultures told with subtle humour, AmalgaNations picks up where Louis Theroux leaves off. a€˜Wea€™re used to carting our travel discoveries home, but as Doug Hendrie proves ita€™s a two-way trade. Particularly when high tech, sex and style make the most unexpected converts.a€™ Tony Wheeler a€˜Travelling isna€™t just about where you go but what you do when you get there: where you look, what you see, who you meet and the questions you ask. Hendrie gets all this right and more in a book which doesna€™t just take us places but into what feels like the future - a future that is here, now.a€™ Sophie Cunningham a€˜Hendrie challenges stereotypes, celebrates differences and shows that, at base, what makes us all human is our ability to creatively adapt to and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.a€™ Damien Kingsbury a€˜Doug Hendriea€™s personal and insightful account of the connections between the West and other cultures exposes hidden truths about our global village.a€™ Jacqueline Kent a€˜From Ghanaa€™s sorcery, scams and soft- porn film industry to gay power in the Philippines ... Welcome to Doug Hendriea€™s world tour of rebirthed cultures.a€™ Christopher KremmerBut in the conference centre, the air is toasty warm and the snow may as well not exist. The only sport here is electronic. The main drawcard is a game once as American as apple pie, downto themarine units who drawl a#39;You want a pieceof me ... with it, the older RTS genre in favour of firstperson shooter games such as Call of Duty or massive online games such as ... professional gaming leagues, with twelve professional teams vying for the prestigious Proleague title and 300 gamersanbsp;...

Author: Doug Hendrie
Publisher:Hardie Grant Books - 2014-02-01

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