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IDEATE: undergraduate journal of sociology

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IDEATE showcases the very best of our undergraduate students' work, including essays, projects, presentations and research proposals with first class grades.

Since 2009, past volumes have featured academic debates covering a range of topics in social research, criminology, anthropology, social theory, social psychology, colonial studies and the sociology of the media.

Current volume

  • IDEATE Volume 17 Spring 2017 (.pdf)
  • In this volume: masculinity, domestic violence and gender difference, left and right realism, victims and victimology, happiness, the history of policing, combating terrorism, Freud on hysteria, Bourdieu on social class, the gendering of ethnic identity.

Previous volumes

Submitting your work

Essays

If your work achieves a mark of 80 or above, we will contact you to ask if you'd like it to be included in IDEATE. If you'd like to submit it, you'll need to make any amendments suggested by your marker and also ensure it uses our IDEATE style guide, please contact us for the guide. We'll then check your work and may make further amendments. If you agree with these changes we will then publish your work in a volume of IDEATE.

Other assessed work

We represent a range of work including presentations or group work. Your tutor will submit any work they think is of publication level. We'll then contact you for your permission and will follow the same guidelines for submitting essays.

Non-assessed work

We also provide space for you to express your thoughts and opinions on areas you want to explore and develop. We do encourage essay format however if you have a PowerPoint presentation, written prose, pictures, audio or video submissions we will consider them too. You can submit an exploration, book review, personal insight or response to another piece of work, the only requirement is that it's interesting, insightful and your own work.

Contact us

If you have a question about IDEATE, or would like to give us your thoughts on the journal, contact us at ideate@essex.ac.uk.

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Rights, permissions and copyright

We make every effort to ensure your work is reproduced accurately on these webpages, subject to editorial permissions. However, we accept no liability arising from the outside use of information contained on the IDEATE webpages. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

The views expressed in articles published by IDEATE are those of the author/s in question and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial team.

We will make only minimal adjustments to submitted work in line with IDEATE style guide. All editorial amendments will be agreed with you prior to publishing.

You may withdraw your work at any time in the process, either before or after publishing.

All aspects of IDEATE design and content are subject to copyright. If you wish to use any material found on the IDEATE site, please contact us for permission.

The copyright pertaining to the articles themselves and other work published in IDEATE remains with the author/s and is acknowledged as such on individual pieces.