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
Ralph Fevre and Angus Bancroft (2010) Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Reviews: "This project of self-discovery in alien worlds enables an artful review of topics that over the past two decades have become paramount in sociology." Prof. Steve Fuller, Times Higher Education Supplement.
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Angus Bancroft (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society, Cambridge: Polity Press. Buy at Amazon UK.
"As a study of the social relations of psychoactive substances and the myriad myths that surround drug use, this book will make a lasting contribution to the field. Bancroftâ€™s evocation of real and imagined vignettes of everyday drug use and drug-related experience, illuminated accessibly for the reader new to the topic, show the extent to which our lives are imbricated with licit and illicit use of substances from cocaine to coffee. Quotations from Plato to Homer Simpson emphasise the persistence and continuity of intoxication and its problematisation throughout history and across cultures.â€ Polly Radcliffe, Sociology.
"[A] fascinating and nicely subversive dissection of a universal behaviour - well worth reading." Alex Paton, Alcohol & Alcoholism.
You can listen to me talking about the book on Laurie Taylor's Thinking Allowed, Radio 4, here.
Angus Bancroft (2005) Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion, Avebury: Ashgate Press.
Angus Bancroft, Sarah Wilson, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn and Hugh Masters (2004), Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse: Resilience and Transition Among Young People, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Angus Bancroft, Susan Wiltshire, Amanda Amos and Odette Parry (2003) "'It's like an addiction first thing- afterwards it's like a habit': daily smoking behaviour among people living in areas of deprivation." Social Science & Medicine, 56, 6, 1261-1267.
Angus Bancroft, Amanda Carty, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, (2002) Support for Families of Drug Users, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.
Odette Parry, Angus Bancroft, Amanda Amos, Susan Wiltshire, (2002) "Smoking & disadvantage: the importance of taking an in-depth, inter-disciplinary approach," Journal of the Irish Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. 31(4) 197-199.
Angus Bancroft (2001) "Globalisation and HIV/AIDS: Inequality and the Boundaries of a Symbolic Epidemic," Health, Risk & Society, 3, 1, 89-98. Reprinted in R. Robertson and K. White (2003) Globalization: Critical Concepts in Sociology, London: Routledge.
Angus Bancroft (2001) "Closed Spaces, Restricted Places: Marginalisation of Roma in Europe," Space and Polity, 5, 2, 145-157.
Topics interested in supervising
I am keen to supervise PhD students in the fields of: drug, alcohol and tobacco use, health and illness, crime and deviance, ethnicity and race, augmented reality, and neuroculture. Recent or current PhD topics include: Drug trafficking, Rape, Pimping, Sexual communication, Roma and Gypsy-Travellers, Human trafficking, Drug policy, Self-harm, Drug treatment.
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