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Books about Danish culture

If you are curious and about Danish culture and living and working in Denmark, you can find a few interesting books below.

‘’The Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark’’

A practical step-by-step instruction for living and working in Denmark. This book helps when making a decision to move to Denmark and is invaluable for after your move. It is built on the first-hand experience of at least 40 expats + 30 Danes and will save you time, nerves and money, by doing things right from the start.

Read more about the book here.


‘’Business-Dances with Danes’’

Is all about the DOs and DON'Ts in Danish workplace culture. This book explains the background of social norms in Denmark and provides aids to “decipher” the codes of social behavior.It is built on the first-hand experience of many Danes and 32 international interviewees.
Read more about the book here.

''Cultural Intelligence for Stone-Age Brains''

An easy-to-read and practical book written by Dennis Nørmark. With specific examples, funny anecdotes and thorough research, he gives a solid tool for collaboration and co-existence. First and foremost about encounters with Danes, but he also gives examples from the whole world about how we can take control of our most primitive instincts and turn cultural problems into opportunities.

Read more about the book here.

"The little book of hygge"

The definitive guide to the Danish well-being concept, Hygge, from happiness expert and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn´t directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness.
Read more about the book here.

"How to be Danish"

What links Sarah Lund and Lars von Trier? Or Carlsberg and Kierkegaard? Or even Shakespeare and Metallica? The answer lies in Denmark, the country that has gripped the British imagination more than any other in recent memory.
Read more about the book here.

"An introduction to Danish Culture"

For many non-Danish citizens of the world, Denmark remains an enigma. Too often confused with other Scandinavian countries, this southernmost Nordic nation has been characterized by stereotypes and cliches related to socialism, cradle-to-grave security, football, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy cattle, and beer.
Read more about the book here.

"How to Live in Denmark: A humorous guide for foreigners and their Danish friends" 

Life as a foreigner in Denmark, one of the world's most homogenous countries, isn't always easy. In this book Kay Xander Mellish – an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade – offers a fun guide to Danish culture and Danish manners, as well as tips on how to find a job, a date, someone to talk to or something to eat.

Read more about the book here.


"Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes"

Denmark is a land of modesty and moderation. This is largely a consequence of the Danes' sense of social responsibility. The touchstone of any activity or point of view is whether it is samfundsrelevant, that is, socially useful.

Read more about the book here.


"CultureShock! Denmark"

CultureShock! Denmark is the only guide you will need to live and work in this land where the people come across as being homogeneous and which has its own distinct set of rules and regulations.

Read more about the book here


"Living in Denmark"

A portrait book about Denmark invites you into the private homes and lives of the Danes. Scandinavian noir crime stories, “hygge” and repeated accolades as the world’s happiest people have been central points in recent years in portraits of Denmark and the Danes.

Read more about the book here.


"The Year of Living Danishly"

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.

Read more about the book here.

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