Hygge as cultural keyword

  • Dominika Bartnik-Światek Uniwersytet Gdański
Słowa kluczowe: hygge, cultural keyword, national identity, untranslatable words


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 Danish 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.


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Bartnik-Światek, D. (2017). Hygge as cultural keyword. Studia Scandinavica, (1 (21), 153-161. https://doi.org/10.26881/ss.2017.21.10
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