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Hygge as cultural keyword
Hygge as cultural keyword

Author(s): Dominika Bartnik-Światek
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Identity of Collectives
Published by: Uniwersytet Gdański
Keywords: hygge; cultural keyword; national identity; untranslatable words

Summary/Abstract: In this article, the concept of hygge, a style of social interaction, is analyzed in terms of its relation to cultural values, as it is a keyword in Danish culture and a product of the distinctive Dan-ish social ethos which developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The idea of hygge as a feature of Scandinavian culture came into being in the course of its interpretation; its limitations are also discussed. The article also provides a window on cultural peculiarities connected with the keyword hygge.

  • Issue Year: 21/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 151-159
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English