The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 29/04/2010
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Synopsis

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884), was a provocative and profoundly influential critique of the Victorian nuclear family. Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent construct, closely bound up with capitalist societies. Under this patriarchal system, women were servants and, effectively, prostitutes. Only Communism would herald the dawn of communal living and a new sexual freedom and, in turn, the role of the state would become superfluous.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141191119
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 179g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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