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On HolidayA History of Vacationing$
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Orvar Lofgren

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217676

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001

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Cottage Cultures

Cottage Cultures

(p.109) Cottage Cultures
On Holiday

Orvar Löfgren

University of California Press

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

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