SOCI 331: Environmental Influences on Development and Aging across the Life Course Report a Broken Link

Sociology 331: Environmental Influences on Development and Aging across the Life Course is a three-credit, intermediate level course that explores how and why environmental factors can affect your health across the life course. It also explores strategies for prevention of such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

Units 1

Required Readings

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Bibliography









Bakan, J. (2004). The Corporation – The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. Toronto: Viking Canada.




Beck, M., & Kewell, B. (2014). Risk: A Study of its Origins, History and Politics. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.

Bell, M. M. (2012). An Invitation to Environmental Sociology (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.







Brophy, J. T., Keith, M. M. (2011). Barriers to the recognition of occupationally related cancers. Journal of Risk and Governance 2(1), 1-21.

Brophy, J. T., Keith, M. M., Watterson, A., Gilbertson, M., & Beck, M. (2012a). Farm work in Ontario and breast cancer risk. In B. D. Leipert, B. Leach, & W. E. Thurston (Eds.), Rural Women’s Health (pp. 101–121). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.









Chomsky, N., & Herman, E. (1988). Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon.





























Glasbeek, H. (2002). Wealth by Stealth: Corporate Crime, Corporate Law, and the Perversion of Democracy. Toronto: Between the Lines.





Gullette, M. M. (2004). Aged by Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.





































Levins, R. (2003). Is capitalism a disease? The crisis in U.S. public health. In Hofrichter, R. (Ed.), Health and Social Justice: Politics, Ideology, and Inequity in the Distribution of Disease (365-384). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.



Lourie, B., & Smith, R. (2013). Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World. Toronto: Knopf Canada.









Mills, C. W. (1959). The Sociological Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.














Pebley, A. R. (1998). Demography and the environment. Demography, 35(4), 377-389.





Prus, S. G. (2011) Comparing social determinants of self-rated health across the United States and Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 73(1), 50–59.




Putney, N. M., & Bengtson, V. L. (2008). Theories of aging. In D. Carr, R. Crosnoe, M. E. Hughes, & A. Pienta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Life course and Human Development (Vol. 3, pp. 413–423). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage.



Rose, H., & Rose, S. (1980). The myth of the neutrality of science. In R. Arditti, P. Brennan, & S. Cavrak (Eds.), Science and Liberation (17-32). Montreal: Black Rose Press.




Saul, J. R. (1995). The Unconscious Civilization. Concord, ON: Anansi Press.







Smith, R., Lourie, B., & Dopp, S. (2009). Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. Toronto: Knopf Canada.






Steingraber, S.  (1997). Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment. New York: Vintage Books.
















Willson, A., & Erfani, A. (2009, October 15). Socioeconomic history and preventable disease: A comparative analysis of fundamental cause theory. Paper presented at the Conference on Health over the Life Course, London, ON.





Units 2


Required Readings

Units 3


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Units 4


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Units 5


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Units 6


Required Readings
Brophy, J. T., Keith, M. M., Watterson, A., Gilbertson, M., & Beck, M. (2012a). Farm work in Ontario and breast cancer risk. In B. D. Leipert, B. Leach, & W. E. Thurston (Eds.), Rural Women’s Health (pp. 101–121). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Available through AU library.

Units 7


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Units 8


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