Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Robert S. Smith, Aims McGuinness, Joseph Rodriguez, Mark Rudd, Carolyn Eichner
Activism, Democracy, Globalization, Neoliberalism, Protest, Social Movements
This study explores the structural, tactical, and strategic legacies of 1960s era activism on subsequent American social movements. Specifically, this project explains how the ascendancy of neoliberal policies on both national and global scales has dramatically shifted opportunities for social change. Case studies for these developments include Earth First! and the punk rock movement during the 1980s, the Student-Farmworker Alliance in the 1990s, and a variety of anti-war organizations in the 2000s.
Barrett, Dawson, ""To Avoid the Unimaginable": Neoliberalism and the Struggle for American Democracy Since the 1960s" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 74.