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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, Paperback / softback Book

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State Paperback / softback

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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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of ideas
  • ISBN: 9780141191119

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