The Origin Of The Family, Private Property And The State by Friedrich EngelsThe Origin Of The Family, Private Property And The State by Friedrich Engels

The Origin Of The Family, Private Property And The State

byFriedrich EngelsIntroduction byTristram Hunt

Paperback | June 29, 2010

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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.
Friedrich Engels was born in 1820. In 1842 Engels went to Manchester to represent the family firm. Relationships there inspired the famous The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. Collaboration with Marx began in 1844 and in 1847 he composed the first drafts of the Manifesto. After Marx's death, he prepared the unfinished...
Title:The Origin Of The Family, Private Property And The StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.79 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141191112

ISBN - 13:9780141191119

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong Insights I read this book for my political science courses and used it for my thesis. Frederick Engels writes about how women in capitalist societies were bound by patriarchal attitudes and lacked freedom. They would only gain freedom through a communist system. The book is a good early feminist manuscript. The book deals specifically with capitalist societies and does not deal with ones found in other parts of the world. Unfortunately the patriarchal attitudes and lack of freedom that Engels was writing about still exists throughout the world and especially in many countries in the Middle East and Asis.
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