Department of Sociology

IDEATE: Undergraduate Journal of Sociology

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Showcasing the very best undergraduate student work

The IDEATE Journal showcases the very best undergraduate student work taking place within the Department of Sociology at Essex.

Here you will find a wide range of work including essays, projects, presentations and research proposals, all of which have achieved first class grades. So if you are looking for the latest ideas and inspiration, or you simply want to find out what a first class grade essay looks like, then you've come to the right place.

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Discover the current volume of the IDEATE Journal

This edition presents work across a wide range of topics, among them: the relationship between rurality and availability of psychiatric services; Freud’s theory of personality; Gramsci’s contributions to the Marxist school of thought; mass incarceration as a criminological concern; worker flexibility under post-Fordism; genocide as a crime of obedience to authority; and international migration.

Read the current volume of the IDEATE Journal

Our previous volumes

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.

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Sociology Study Manager Robin Brooker