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1. Eaton, Marc Andrew. From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists.

Degree: PhD, Sociology, 2011, University of Colorado

I examine how the progressive organization MoveOn.org uses the internet to organize citizens for both online and offline activism. The data are drawn from four years of online and offline participant observation in MoveOn, sixty interviews with members and staff, sixteen informal interviews with congressional office workers, five interviews with leaders of other online activist organizations, and hundreds of documents. This study connects MoveOn’s national-level strategic decision-making to the everyday realities of participation by MoveOn members, and contextualizes this within the media-driven contemporary American culture. First, I describe how MoveOn attempts to create a sense of community among members, and show how members react to these attempts. Next, I trace members’ paths to and through MoveOn, and explain how their participation affected their self-identities. Then, I reveal how members’ interpretations of MoveOn’s organizational identity are influenced by portrayals of MoveOn in the news and by the organization itself. Following this, I show how MoveOn’s strategy is fundamentally tied to the news cycle, and discuss how it stages and scripts its offline actions to maximize media attention. Finally, I investigate MoveOn’s effectiveness by focusing on its political advocacy, election work, message framing, and development of an online organizing model. I conclude by discussing how these empirical findings illuminate sociological understandings of the self, identity, community, media, and social movements. Advisors/Committee Members: Patricia A. Adler, Leslie Irvine, Tom Mayer.

Subjects/Keywords: community; identity; MoveOn.org; online activism; outcomes; social movements; Social Psychology; Sociology

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APA (6th Edition):

Eaton, M. A. (2011). From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Colorado. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/5

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Eaton, Marc Andrew. “From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/5.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Eaton, Marc Andrew. “From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists.” 2011. Web. 26 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Eaton MA. From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2011. [cited 2019 Mar 26]. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/5.

Council of Science Editors:

Eaton MA. From the Seats to the Streets: MoveOn.org and the Mobilization of Online Progressive Activists. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2011. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/5


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2. O'Brien, Patrick Kevin. Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus.

Degree: PhD, Sociology, 2013, University of Colorado

I examine the social controls that operate among and upon emerging adults as they navigate university life and the college party scene. The data are drawn from six years of participant-observation and 90 in-depth interviews with junior and senior level college students. First, I explore students' first years of college and the structural, cultural, and interactional dynamics that often contribute to excessive and irresponsible partying behaviors. I also investigate the formal and medical university sanctions used to manage student substance use and discuss the manifest and latent consequences of these punitive control mechanisms. Next, I examine the transformation in social control for students, the law, the community, and the State fostered by a thriving medical marijuana dispensary system. Specifically, I explore the motivations students have to become medical marijuana cardholders and the ramifications this emerging social process has on students' perceptions of agency, the conventional social order, and State control. Finally, I examine how students learn to regulate and moderate their drug and alcohol use through informal control processes such as peer networks, gender norms, and academic demands. I focus particularly on the accomplishment of femininity to exhibit the potency of informal regulations through peer groups. I conclude by discussing how informal methods of social regulation, fostered through cultural or structural shifts or learned through peers and individual experience, provide more effective guidance and socialization than formal controls for students throughout their collegiate careers. Lastly, I review how my empirical findings illuminate sociological understandings of formal, medical, and informal control mechanism. Advisors/Committee Members: Patricia A. Adler, Leslie Irvine, Sara Steen, Peter Simonson, Tom Vander Ven.

Subjects/Keywords: College Drinking; Drug Use; Emerging Adulthood; Social Control; Socialization; University Life; Sociology

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APA (6th Edition):

O'Brien, P. K. (2013). Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Colorado. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/24

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

O'Brien, Patrick Kevin. “Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/24.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

O'Brien, Patrick Kevin. “Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus.” 2013. Web. 26 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

O'Brien PK. Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2013. [cited 2019 Mar 26]. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/24.

Council of Science Editors:

O'Brien PK. Sorry for Partying: Substance Use, Socialization, and Social Control on the American College Campus. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2013. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/socy_gradetds/24

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