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

This course will investigate and analyze the current state of work and health in Canada and elsewhere in the world. There will be roughly three sections: The first section will be directed at developing a theoretical understanding of the political economy of work and health. The next section will examine a number of more significant workplace and related environmental health issues. The third will examine occupational health and safety and workers' compensation laws with an eye to understanding the governance of workers' health within capitalist societies.

WORK SOC 780

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

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This course will investigate and analyze the current state of work and health in Canada and elsewhere in the world. There will be roughly three sections: The first section will be directed at developing a theoretical understanding of the political economy of work and health. The next section will examine a number of more significant workplace and related environmental health issues. The third will examine occupational health and safety and workers' compensation laws with an eye to understanding the governance of workers' health within capitalist societies.


Robert Storey

Associate Professor | Director of School of Labour Studies