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ENVSOCTY 4LW3 - Work and the Environment

3 unit(s)

Formerly GEOG 4LW3
Who bears the cost of environmental degradation? How does our current economic system shape possibilities for environmental justice? Is there such a thing as working-class environmentalism? And how do issues of environmental justice get taken up by trade unions? Struggles for environmental justice include everything from fighting against climate change and fighting for access to clean drinking water, to battles over health and safety in the workplace. In this course we will examine how social relations under capitalism shape our interactions with nature and create patterns of work and inequality. We will also explore the varied ways workers and workers organizations have responded to issues of environmental injustice.
One seminar (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): One of ENVSOCTY 2EI3, 2LE3, GEOG 2EI3, 2LE3; or permission of the Director of the School of Labour Studies
Antirequisite(s): GEOG 4LW3
Cross-list(s): WORKLABR 4F03
This course is administered by the School of Labour Studies.



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