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The Hygge Phenomenon. Between a Lifestyle and Nationalism
The Hygge Phenomenon. Between a Lifestyle and Nationalism

Author(s): Włodzimierz Karol Pessel
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Hygge; lagom; lykke; happiness; World Happiness Report; Denmark; Danish Culture; Meik Wiking; the happiest country in the world

Summary/Abstract: The article comments on the amazing enthusiasm generated by the now popularisedconcept of “hygge” from Denmark. The so-called Danish secrets to happiness have beenbrought into vogue in Poland as well as other countries worldwide. The author tries to showthat the reach of this concept is much broader than – the area of trendy lifestyles or competitionfrom Nordic neighbourhood, for instance Swedish idea “lagom”. Namely, patriotismand its cultural practises in the everyday life lie at the root of all Danish inclination forcomfort and cosiness.

  • Issue Year: 461/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 35-47
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English