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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
Name
Dr Angus Bancroft
Address
4f1 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9JS
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 6642
Email
Research Interests
Drug users, dealers and traffickers, drug policy, drug culture, Alcohol, the darknet, digital culture, Digital Sociology
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/bancroft_angus

Guidance and feedback: Wednesday 11am-1pm. Just email to arrange to meet me outside of that.

Current research

I am currently researching policies to reduce demand in human trafficking; views of users of online drug marketplaces; views of cannabis growers.

Selected Publications - you can find many of these at my Academia.edu page or please email me if you cannot get access:

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2016) 'Challenging the techno-politics of anonymity: the case of cryptomarket users', Information, Communication and Society,  early online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187643

Angus Bancroft and Ralph Fevre (2016) Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2nd. ed.  Preorder. Companion website.

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2015) 'Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: Purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge', International Journal of Drug Policy, early online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.11.008

Angus Bancroft, Mariah Jade Zimpfer, Orla Murray and Martina Karels (2014) 'Working at Pleasure in Young Women's Alcohol Consumption: A Participatory Visual Ethnography', Sociological Research Online, 16, 2, 20, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/19/3/20.html.

Angus Bancroft (2012) 'Drinking With and Without Fun: Female students' accounts of pre-drinking and club-drinking', Sociological Research Online, 17 (4). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/17/4/7.html

Angus Bancroft (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society, Cambridge: Polity PressBuy at Amazon UK.

Angus Bancroft (2005) Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion, Avebury: Ashgate Press.

Topics interested in supervising

I am keen to supervise PhD students in the fields of: illicit drug use and regulation, the darknet, alcohol, crime and policing.

If you are interested in being supervised by Angus Bancroft, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Sociology; MSc (R) Sociology