By Doug Hendrie
It’s globalised tradition – yet no longer as we all know it.
Fuelled by means of 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 superb subcultures advised 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. really while excessive tech, intercourse and elegance take advantage of unforeseen converts.’ Tony Wheeler
‘Travelling isn’t almost about the place you pass 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 e-book which doesn’t simply take us locations 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 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 travel of rebirthed cultures.’ Christopher Kremmer
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7 m) each and consists of 33 layers of stone blocks fitted snugly together. Remnants of bronze nails suggest that the inside Using evidence from this and other tombs, archaeologists have tried to imagine what a royal funeral would have been like. It probably started with the funeral procession—consisting of the body of the king drawn on a chariot, followed by priests and mourners—moving slowly along the dromos toward the entrance to the tomb, where great doors of bronze would open to admit the procession.
The real power lay not with the kings but with three other institutions: the assembly, the council of elders, and the magistrates. The public assembly, called the apella, was an assembly of adult warriors with Spartan civil rights. This assembly had the power to vote on motions presented by the council of elders (the gerousia) but could not propose its own motions. Voting took place by means of booing or cheering, the outcome being determined by the group that made the most noise. The most powerful of the governing bodies was the gerousia, which consisted of 28 men all aged 60 and above.
The Dorians are said to have annihilated the Mycenaean civilization, but this idea is flawed. There is no gap in the archaeological record that would correspond to the arrival of a huge group of newcomers. On the contrary, the overall impression is one of continuity after the destruction. Many of the former settlements were rebuilt, and the existing Mycenaean culture simply continued. However, the size of the population dropped dramatically, and society as a whole descended to a lower cultural plane.
AmalgaNations: How Globalisation is Good by Doug Hendrie