Power, Privilege, and Resistance

The Power, Privilege and Resistance cluster examines the dynamics of power and the relations of ruling. It is particularly attentive to the way that class, sex/gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality and other forms of social differentiation are created and organized and how these operate to produce power and resistance.  Faculty who specialize in this area seek to understand how power is expressed through movements, institutions, and structures.

Content/Sub-Areas

Class & Poverty

Stratification & Social Mobility

Human Rights

Social Inequality/Social Justice

Violence

Social Movements

Racialization and Ethnic Studies

Aboriginal Peoples

Gender and Sexuality

Work

Education

Undergraduate Courses

SOC 2310 Selected Social Problems  


SOC 2350 Collective Behaviour   


SOC 2370 Ethnic Relations 


SOC 2460 The Family 


SOC 2630 Social Change 


SOC 3370 Sociology of Work 


SOC 3380 Power, Politics and the Welfare State 


SOC 3700 Sociology of Law 


SOC 3730 Society and Education 


SOC 3750 Institutional Response to Violence in Family and Intimate Relations 


SOC 3810 Sociological Perspective on Gender and Sexuality 


SOC 3880 Global Criminology and Criminal Justice 


SOC 3890 Power and Social Inequality: A Comparative Perspective

Graduate Courses

SOC 7120 Seminar in the Sociology of Education 


SOC 7160 Selected Topics 


SOC 7300 Seminar in Law & Social Control 


SOC 7310 Seminar in Intergroup Relations 


SOC 7340 Seminar in the Family 


SOC 7480 Social Inequality

 

Faculty Members with Special Expertise

Elizabeth Comack

Jason Edgerton

Mara Fridell

Mark Hudson

Gregg Olsen

Jeremy Patzer

Tracey Peter

Susan Prentice

Russell Smandych

Jane Ursel

Lori Wilkinson

Andrew Woolford