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SOS6.4.2 Gender and Fashion (web course) 5 ECTS
Location information
Location independent teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

General description

This course will familiarize students with fashion as a gendered and embodied phenomenon. The students are especially familiarized to concepts of class, body, gender, sexuality, identity, and ethnicity, and to the intersections of these concepts from the perspective of fashion and dress. After having completed the course the students are capable of explaining how understanding of gender has been shaped through fashion since the emergency of the fashion industries at the late-19th century. Texts range from early writers on fashion (e.g. Georg Simmel and Thorstein Veblen) to more contemporary scholarship published in e.g. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, which defines fashion as “the cultural construction of the embodied identity.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies. Application to the course 5.2-2.3.2018. For further information and enrolment, please see:


Annamari Vänskä, Teacher responsible


12-Mar-2018 – 13-Apr-2018


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

If you are selected to the course, please contact the course contact person in Tampere University (Hanna Ojala, Hanna.L.Ojala@uta.fi) for agreeing on the registration of the course.