Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004618

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 336
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to make students aware of the extent of the cultural variation that characterizes the human species, to acquaint them with the concepts and theories this variation has been approached and to and to develop their capacity to think critically about hegemonic ethnocentric dicourses and stereotypes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe course situates the emergence and development of Social / Cultural Anthropology and Folklore in the context of Western Modernity and its hegemonic impact on the rest of the world. It examines the scope, the research issues and practices and the basic theoretical approaches of the two disciplines and explores their position in the context of the social sciences and humanities. Special emphasis is placed on the historicity and ideological uses of concepts like “humanity”, “race”, “society”, “culture”, “tradition” and “the folk”, which in everyday discourse are usually assumed to be transparent and universal. Week #1 Introduction: Week #2 A brief history of Social/Cultural Anthropology with special reference to its place in the social sciences and the humanities Week #3 The biological unity and the cultural diversity of the human species / Assumptions, questions and methods of Social / Cultural Anthropology Week #4 Culture, sociality, language and taxonomic categories Week #5 The concept of the symbol and the anthropological study of ritual and religion Week #6 The anthropology of kinship and gender relations Week #7 Material culture Week #8 Economic anthropology Week #9 The anthropology of politics and the study of nationalism Week #10 The romantic idealization of the nation and the emergence of folklore Week #11 A brief history of Greek folklore Week #12 Contemporary tends in folklore. Week #13 Overview
Folk, tradition, modernity, nationalism, race, ethnocentrism. culture, society
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities52.51.8
Student Assessment
Multiple choice exams (50 questions)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κυριακίδου-Νέστορος, Άλκη 1978. Η Θεωρία της Ελληνικής Λαογραφίας. Αθήνα: Εταιρεία Νεοελληνικού Πολιτισμού και Γενικής Παιδείας. Eriksen, Thomas Hylland 2007. Μικροί Τόποι, Μεγάλα Ζητήματα: Μια Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνική και Πολιτισμική Ανθρωπολογία (μτφρ. Α. Κατσίκερος, επιμ. Ι. Μάνος). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
Additional bibliography for study
Erickson, Paul και Liam Murphy 2002. Ιστορία της Ανθρωπολογικής Σκέψης (μτφρ. Φ. Μπουμπούλη, επιμ. Φ. Τσιμπιρίδου). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική. Douglas, Mary 2006. Καθαρότητα και Κίνδυνος: Μια Ανάλυση των Εννοιών της Μιαρότητας και του Ταμπού (μτφρ. Αί. Χατζούλη, επιμ. Θ. Παραδέλλης). Αθήνα: Πολύτροπον. Hendry, Joy 2011. Οι Κόσμοι που Μοιραζόμαστε: Εισαγωγή στην Πολιτισμική και την Κοινωνική Ανθρωπολογία (μτφρ. Χ. Μεντζαλίρα, επιμ. Έ. Πετρίδου). Αθήνα: Κριτική. ( Herzfeld, Michael 2002. Πάλι Δικά μας: Λαογραφία, Ιδεολογία και η Διαμόρφωση της Σύγχρονης Ελλάδας (μτφρ. Μ. Σαρηγάννης). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια. Hirst, Paul και Penny Wooley 2009. Κοινωνικές Σχέσεις και Ανθρώπινες Ιδιότητες (μτφρ. Τ. Μπέτζελος και Φ. Τσαγλιώτη). Αθήνα: Πλέθρον, σσ. 25-50 (κεφ 1, «Εξέλιξη και πολιτισμός»). Keesing, Roger και Andrew Strathern 1998. Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective. Nέα Υόρκη: Harcourt Brace. Levi-Strauss, Claude 1971. «Φυλή και ιστορία» (μτφρ. Μ. Βουτυράς). Στο Δ.Ν. Μαρωνίτης (επιμ.) O Φόβος της Ελευθερίας. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση Metcalf, Peter 2006. Anthropology: The Basics. Λονδίνο: Routledge
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