The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958340

Category: History

Page: 240

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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.
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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Author: Frederick Engels

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ISBN: 9781544020259

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State (German: Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats) is an 1884 historical materialist treatise by Friedrich Engels. It is partially based on notes by Karl Marx to Lewis H. Morgan's book Ancient Society (1877). The book is an early anthropological work and is regarded as one of the first major works on family economics.
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Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Author: Friederich Engels,Karl Marx

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480234055

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State: in the light of the researches of Lewis H. Morgan (Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats) is a historical materialist treatise written by Friedrich Engels and published in 1884. It is partially based on notes by Karl Marx to Lewis H. Morgan's book Ancient Society. He also made use of many and diverse data gleaned in his own studies of the history of Greece, Rome, Old Ireland, and the Ancient Germans. Engels focuses on early human history, following the disintegration of the primitive community and the emergence of a class society based on private property. He looks into the origin and essence of the state, and concludes it is bound to wither away leaving a classless society. The book argues that the first domestic institution in human history was not the family but the matrilineal clan. Engels here follows Lewis H. Morgan's thesis as outlined in his major book, Ancient Society.Lenin would later describe it as “one of the fundamental works of modern socialism.”
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The German Ideology

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO

ISBN: 9780717803026

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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With selections from Parts Two and Three, together with Marx's "Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy".
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The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and the Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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Communism as a political movement attained global importance after the Bolsheviks toppled the Russian Czar in 1917. After that time the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, especially the influential Communist Manifesto (1848), enjoyed an international audience. The world was to learn a new political vocabulary peppered with "socialism," "capitalism," "the working class," "the bourgeoisie," "labor theory of value," "alienation," "economic determinism," "dialectical materialism," and "historical materialism." Marx's economic analysis of history has been a powerful legacy, the effects of which continue to be felt world-wide. Serving as the foundation for Marx's indictment of capitalism is his extraordinary work titled Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts, written in 1844 but published nearly a century later. Here Marx offers his theory of human nature and an analysis of emerging capitalism's degenerative impact on man's sense of self and his creative potential. What is man's true nature? How did capitalism gain such a foothold on Western society? What is alienation and how does it threaten to undermine the proletariat? These and other vital questions are addressed as the youthful Marx sets forth his first detailed assessment of the human condition.
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Marxism and the Question of the Asiatic Mode of Production

Author: M. Sawer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400996853

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Wherever possible in this monograph I have referred to English trans lations of works originally appearing in other languages. Where this has not been possible, for example with Russian material, I have followed the Library of Congress system of transliteration, but omitted the diacritics. I have also retained the conventional use of 'y' for the ending of certain Russian proper names (e.g., Trotsky not Trotskii). In accordance with the policy of using existing English translations, I have referred to the Martin Nicolaus translation of Marx's Grundrisse, which is relatively faithful to the text. (The Grundrisse, although the Dead Sea Scroll of Marxism, bear all the characteristics of a rough draft, characteristics which are preserved in the Nicolaus translation.) The term 'Marxian' has been employed in the conventional way in this book, to distinguish the views of Marx and Engels from those of their 'Marxist' followers. In preparing this work I have received bibliographical assistance from Professor Israel Getzler, now of the Hebrew University, and critical assistance from Mr Bruce McFarlane of the University of Adelaide and especially from Professor Eugene Kamenka of the Aus tralian National University. Professor Jean Chesneaux of the Sorbonne, as one of the leading participants in the more recent debates discussed here, provided me with some further insight into the issues, and Pro fessor K.A. Wittfogel of Columbia also supplied some valuable in formation.
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Feminist Thought

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113613316X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this survey of feminist theory, Rosemarie Tong provides coverage of the psychoanalytic, existential and postmodern schools of feminism. The author guides the reader through the complexities of even the most notoriously difficult thinkers. Students will meet and become familiar with many of the essential figures in the feminist tradition, from Wollstonecraft and Engel, on through de Beauvoir, Dinnerstein, and Daly, and up to Mitchell and Cixous. The text treats all views with respect and encourages students to think critically and sympathetically about a wide range of views that have a direct relevance to their own lives.
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Socialism

Utopian and Scientific

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Resistance Books

ISBN: 9780909196868

Category: Socialism

Page: 106

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