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Globalisation is good

October 22nd, 2014

Episode 43 of 434 episodes

With the internet, social networking and increasing travel around the world, the way cultural globalisation spreads is now far quicker and more diverse. Cultural trends don’t only flow one-directionally from the US to the rest of the world, but in all directions. So will we end up with more or less one homogenous ‘world-culture’? No – says author Doug Hendrie. He travelled through Africa and Asia, and there he found the rise of ‘hybrid cultures’ – mash-ups of the global and the local.

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