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.There prevailed among them a form of monogamy easily terminable on both sides, which Morgan calls the a#39;pairing familya#39;. The issue of the married pair was therefore known and recognized by everybody: there could be no doubt about whomanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State|
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2010-04-29|