The social-material performance of cozy interiority

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Linnet, Jeppe Trolle (2012)
  • Publisher: International Ambiances Network
  • Subject: atmosphere | coziness | [ SHS.SOCIO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology | interiority | [SHS.SOCIO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology | [SHS.ARCHI] Humanities and Social Sciences/Architecture, space management | [ SHS.ARCHI ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Architecture, space management | sociality | materiality

International audience; Based on ethnographic observations and interviews in cafés in Copenhagen, and online descriptions in which users review their experience of cafés, this paper focuses on how materiality and sociality inter-relate to constitute a relaxed, pleasant sense of atmosphere: that which in Denmark as known as "hygge". Specific attention is given to material structures and social practices that create a sense of interiority.
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