School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: WS-045 Semester: 6th
Course Title: Anthropology of Clothing and Fashion
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 6
Course type: Elective-Special background
Prerequisite courses: None
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: No
Course website (Url):


    Learning outcomes: 

    Based on a research project related to clothing, the seminar is designed to enhance students’ ability to carry out ethnographic research as well as process and present the research material. Students will acquire knowledge and skills such as setting research aims, demarcating the field, select informants, carry out semi-structured interviews combined with participant observation, process data and turn them into texts and powerpoint presentations. During that process, students will develop their understanding of clothing as a multi-faceted socio-cultural practice and its importance to the formation of subjectivities in both symbolic and material terms.

    General Competences: 

    Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information
    Development of new research ideas
    Enhancing creative and critical thinking on aspects of everyday life
    Enhancing communication skills

    (3) SYLLABUS

    The seminar is divided into four phases:
    a) presentation, reading and discussion on clothing as cultural practice
    b) discussion on research methodology
    c) carrying out research and collection of data
    d) research presentation in written and oral form


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : Extensive use of the open e-class platform (course webpage)
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures and discussion 30
    Student presentations 10
    Autonomous study and preparation 90
    Fieldwork 30
    Course total: 160
    Student performance evaluation: Evaluation is based on
    a) Participation in class (30%)
    b) Carrying out research (30%)
    c) Research presentation (40%)


    Suggested bibliography:

    • Barnard, M. (ed.) (2007) Fashion theory. A reader. London: Routledge.

    • Entwistle, J. (2000) ‘Fashion and the fleshy body: dress as embodied practice’ Fashion Theory 4 (3), p. 323-348

    • Miller, D. (2010) ‘Why clothing is not superficial’ in Stuff Cambridge: Polity, p. 12-41

    • Rocamora, A. και Smelik, A. (ed.) (2016), Thinking through Fashion. A guide to key theorists. London: I.B. Tauris.