My hygge research online
I have done ethnographic PhD research on Danish hygge and its cultural basis in conceptions of home, togetherness and family life.
Including how it influences the consumption of leisure, hospitality, food and drinks.
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I wrote my Phd on hygge in Danish families (2011). My 2011 article “Money can´t buy me hygge” (citation count) was the first international, peer-reviewed article to analyze hygge in-depth. Download it here:
Hygge at war! How culture becomes a resource for a professional group, in a particular moral context. See the article I coauthored “Courage and coziness: Soldiers made in Denmark”. What hygge can do for a particular professional group, in a certain moral context. A 2016 article on Danish soldiers in Afghanistan: How hygge plays into the way they are perceived by the Danish public, their family back home, and soldiers from other nations of the coalition. Download here:
On how hygge works in urban cafés, and relies on the presence of other people, even without interaction: My 2014 article “Cozy interiority
The interplay of materiality and sociality in the constitution of cozy 3rd place atmosphere”, is about urban ambience and the role of proximity, distance and mutual gazing. Download here:
I am currently involved in producing four short documentary movies on hygge.