Amalga-Nations How Globalisation Is Good


It's globalised culture - 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 - and bizarre - examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia. The world is becoming multipolar, multicultural and mono-cultural all at the same time. Flows of culture are intensifying - not just from West to the rest, but in all directions. What effect does the rush of culture and information via the internet, never-before-seen, mean for our times? And what does it mean for the lives of people in societies where globalisation has taken over? An accessible, funny and read more

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ISBN:

9781742707266

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

470g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 February 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Doug Hendrie

A freelance foreign correspondent, magazine writer and lecturer, Doug Hendrie’s interest is in the unusual – subcultures, personalities, histories. He’s reported on everything from Gold Coast sex surrogates to the Cave Clan urban explorers of Melbourne, and was the principle researcher for Jacqueline Kent’s biography of Julia Gillard. His work has been published in the Christian Science Monitor (US), Edge