Case Studies in Social Inequality
|Unit(s): 3.0||Level(s): II||Term(s): Winter||Offered?: Yes|
This course will provide an overview of sociological theories and research on social inequality in Canada, with an emphasis on critical/conflict, interactionist, and intersectional approaches. After reviewing some major theories of class, gender, racial/ethnic, and age/generational inequality, we will examine how these cross-cutting forms of inequality play out in various domains of Canadian social life, including family, work, education, health, and politics. Throughout the course, the settler-colonial foundations of Canada, and the perennial tensions between social structure and human agency, will be emphasized. We will also consider approaches to reducing structural inequities and pursuing social justice.