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Bodies at Work: Politics, Science, Law & Occupational Health

This course draws on interdisciplinary literature to investigate the current state of work and health in Canada and around the world. It will begin by developing a theoretical understanding of the political economy of work and health. Readings and discussions in the following sections will examine topics such as the embodiment of gendered, racialized and other forms inequality; the regulation of injured bodies (and minds) and role of the medico-legal system; and the impact of work injury and disease over the life course, and across generations and communities.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Stephanie Premji

Associate Professor | Graduate Chair