Date of Award

5-1-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

History

First Advisor

Joe Austin

Committee Members

Robert S. Smith, Aims McGuinness, Joseph Rodriguez, Mark Rudd, Carolyn Eichner

Keywords

Activism, Democracy, Globalization, Neoliberalism, Protest, Social Movements

Abstract

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.

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