Cottage Cultures

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217676
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928992 | DOI:
Cottage Cultures

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This chapter discusses cottage culture, which allowed aristocrats to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in major urban centers. It first studies the European experience of colonizing the seaside, and then looks at the ways summer communities developed along the Swedish west coast. The chapter also discusses the rituals and routines of summer cottage life as it changed on both sides of the Atlantic.

Keywords: cottage culture; seaside colonies; summer communities; rituals and routines; summer cottage life

Chapter.  15564 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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