Alphia Possamai-Inesedy




Alphia Possamai-Inesedy is a Senior-Lecturer in sociology at the University of Western Sydney. She is the co-creator of the Risk Societies Thematic Group within the Australian Sociological Association. Her recent work includes Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (with Henslin and Possamai, 2010, Pearsons); as well as New Methods in Social Justice Research for the Twenty-First Century (with Gwyther, 2009, Taylor & Francis). Alphia is currently involved in ongoing research that focuses on prenatal genetic technologies, complementary and alternative medicine, risk society as well as religion and spirituality. Her most recent research examines the impact of mainstream religions on social policies relating to prenatal genetic technologies.

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Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts. Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts and provides insights into factors such as class, gender and age shape societies at the individual and institutional levels. This introductory course introduces you to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social institutions, social structure and social change. This course seeks to introduce you to some of sociology’s central concepts, that describe and analyse critically the social forces shaping human behavior and attitude in contemporary social life.

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