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ISBN-10: 0141191112
ISBN-13: 9780141191119
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 06/29/2010
Dimensions: 7.74" L, 5.12" W, 0.56" H

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Introduction by: Tristram Hunt

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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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ISBN-10: 0141191112
ISBN-13: 9780141191119
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 06/29/2010
Dimensions: 7.74" L, 5.12" W, 0.56" H
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