The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the StateBook - 2010
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: London ; New York : Penguin Classics, 2010.
Branch Call Number: 321.1/ENGELS
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 20 cm.