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Fossil Fuels and Climate Breakdown: Issues of Power and Resistance

Presenter: William (Bill) K. Carroll has been a Sociology Professor at the University of Victoria since 1981. He helped establish the Interdisciplinary Program in Social Justice Studies in 2008 and was its director from 2008 to 2012. His research interests include the political economy/ecology of corporate capitalism, social movements and social change, and critical social theory and method. Currently, he co-directs “Mapping the power of the carbon-extractive corporate resource sector” which is an interdisciplinary partnership between several universities and civil-society organizations that traces the modalities of corporate power and the resistance within the global political economy by focusing on fossil capital within western Canada. He has written numerous books including The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class, Corporate Power in a Globalizing World, Remaking Media (with Bob Hackett), Critical Strategies for Social Research, Challenges and Perils: Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times (with R.S. Ratner) and Organizing Dissent. He has won many awards for his work including the Sociology Association’s John Porter Memorial Prize twice, the University of Victoria Faculty of Social Sciences Research Excellence Award, and the CSA’s Outstanding Contribution Award.

Readings: These readings have been provided by Professor Carroll. ... It is suggested that they are read before the session.
Klein, Seth, and Shannon Daub. 2016. “The New Climate Denialism: Time for an Intervention.” Policy Note. Retrieved September 22, 2016 https://www.policynote.ca/the-new-climate-denialism-time-for-an-intervention/
*Corporate Mapping Project. 2019. “Fossil Power Top 50.” https://www.corporatemapping.ca/database/fossil-power-top-50/
Heede, Richard. 2019. “It's Time to Rein in the Fossil Fuel Giants Before their Greed Chokes the Planet.” The Guardian. Retrieved April 1, 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/fossil-fuel-giants-greed-carbon-emissions
Coulthard, Glen. 2013. “For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism Must Die.” Rabble. Retrieved April 8, 2019 http://rabble.ca/news/2013/11/our-nations-to-live-capitalism-must-die
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