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Environmental Destruction or Economic Development?
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Under capitalism, who makes decisions about the natural world?
Department faculty members researching and teaching in the area of Ecology, Global Issues & Social Movements.
Research on Environment, Climate and Energy
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Research by Sociologists
Bowden, G. (2017). An environmental sociology for the Anthropocene. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 54(1), 48-68.
Carroll, W.K. (2021). Reflections on the Struggle Against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Three Decades On. Socialist Studies/Études Socialistes, 15(1).
Carroll, W. K. (2017). Canada’s carbon-capital elite: A tangled web of corporate power. Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie, 42(3), 225-260.
Davidson, D. J. (2018). Evaluating the effects of living with contamination from the lens of trauma: A case study of fracking development in Alberta, Canada. Environmental Sociology, 4(2), 196-209.
Haney, T. J. (2021). Disrupting the Complacency: Disaster Experience and Emergent Environmentalism. Socius, 7, 2378023121992934.
McDonald-Harker, Caroline, Emilie M. Bassi, and Timothy J. Haney. (2020). “We Need to Do Something About This: Children and Youth’s Post-Disaster Views on Climate Change and Environmental Crisis.” Sociological Inquiry (Early View).
McMahon, M., & Glatt, K. L. (2018). Food crime without criminals: agri-food safety governance as a protection racket for dominant political and economic interest. A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them, 27-42.
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Sociology Courses at UVic
If you would like to explore the environment, capitalism, and related issues in more depth, the Department offers a number of courses you might be interested in:
SOCI100A – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
SOCI100B – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
SOCI103 – Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society
SOCI202 – Constructing Social Problems
SOCI207 – Ecology, Society and Global Change
SOCI210 – Classical Social Theorizing
SOCI215 – Class and Social Inequality
SOCI220 – Media and Contemporary Society
SOCI309 – Contemporary Social Theorizing
SOCI316 – Social Movements
SOCI318 – Social Change
SOCI321 – Work, Globalization and Labour Movements
SOCI331 – Politics and Society
SOCI355 – The Corporation, Capitalism, and Globalization
SOCI388 – Sociology of Food and Eating
SOCI436 – Issues in Sociology and Social Justice
SOCI437 – Issues in Environmental Sociology and Climate Change
SOCI438 – Issues in Contemporary Sociology
SOCI439A – Community Engaged Sociology I
SOCI439B – Community Engaged Sociology II