School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: SA-145 Semester: 6th
Course Title: Clothing and Culture
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 6
Course type: Optional
Prerequisite courses: None
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: Yes
Course website (Url):


    Learning outcomes: 

    Through their participation in the course, students will be given the opportunity to
    a) develop a social understanding of clothing, i.e. how clothing symbolically expresses social order, contributes in the formation of social relations and dynamically shapes our body and mind
    b) understand and discuss clothing issues within a variety of social fields such as politics, religion, gender and sex, social identity and distinction, migration, sustainability, and other
    c) enhance their knowledge of English by reading academic texts (optional) and making powerpoint presentations

    General Competences: Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information
    Production of free, creative and inductive thinking
    Team work
    Respect for difference and multiculturalism

    (3) SYLLABUS

    Combining theoretical insights with examples, the course comprises the following units:
    a) The national politics of dress
    b) Dress, gender and sexuality
    c) Dress, body techniques and movement
    d) Shoes and agency
    e) Exhibiting dress
    f) Clothing and religion
    g) Clothing and migration
    h) Recycling and sustainability


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : online platform, invited speakers (teleconference), powerpoint presentations
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures/discussion 27
    Student presentations 12
    Collective preparation of assignment 35
    Autonomous study and preparation for essays/exams 86
    Course total: 160
    Student performance evaluation: Evaluation is based on
    a) participation in class (40%)
    b) class presentations (30%)
    c) written assignments (30%)

    Students will be evaluated in Greek


    1) Πετρίδου, Ε. (2012) ‘Ένδυμα και Υλικός Πολιτισμός: από τη σημειολογία στη δράση’ στο Ε. Γιαλούρη (επιμ.) Υλικός Πολιτισμός, Aλεξάνδρεια
    2) R. Barthes (2016) Το μπλε είναι φέτος στη μόδα… κείμενα για την ένδυση και τη μόδα. Πλέθρον.
    3) ‘Η θεωρία της ένδυσης’ (2002) Αφιέρωμα στο Αρχαιολογία και Τέχνες, τ.85Α και Β
    4) Entwistle, J. (2000) ‘Fashion and the fleshy body: dress as embodied practice’ στο Fashion Theory 4 (3), σελ. 323-348
    5) Miller, D. (2010) ‘Why clothing is not superficial’ στο του ιδίου Stuff , Polity, σελ. 12-41
    6) Banerjee M. και Miller D. (2003) The sari, Oxford: Berg
    7) Dress & Politics -Ενδυματολογικά, τ. 4 – (επιμ. Σ. Παντουβάκη και Ε. Πετρίδου) , ΠΛΙ
    8) Petridou E. (2013) “Dancing in High Heels: A Material Culture Approach to Argentine Tango” στο T. Bampilis και P. ter Keurs (επιμ.) Social matter(s): Anthropological Approaches to Materiality, LIT