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    Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

    ISBN-10: 9004214283
    ISBN-13: 9789004214286
    Author(s): Heather A. Brown
    Description: This book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of 21st-century concerns.
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    Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
    Binding: Cloth Text 
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.144
    Language: English

    This book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of 21st-century concerns.

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Reevaluating and developing Marx for feminist theory today
    Overview of the book
    The Early Writings on Gender and the Family
    The 1844 Manuscripts
    Di Stefano, voluntarism and transcendence
    Overcoming hierarchical dualisms
    Naturalism and humanism
    Marx and human nature
    Labour and alienation
    Gender in the 1844 Manuscripts
    Alienation and gender
    Feminist theory and the 1844 Manuscripts
    'Crude Communism', private property, and women
    Women's alienation in capitalist society
    Modes of production and the course of history
    The family and class-society
    On the 'Bourgeois Family'
    Alienation, bourgeois morality and suicide
    Revisiting the nature/culture and man/woman dualisms
    Conclusion
    Political Economy, Gender, and the 'Transformation' of the Family Engels's 'Principles of Communism' in relation to gender and the family
    The Communist Manifesto
    Gender and the family in The Communist Manifesto
    Nature and society in Capital
    Nature and the labour-process
    Necessity and freedom
    The political economy of Capital, Volume I
    The dual nature of labour and commodities
    Feminist critiques of Marx on production and reproduction
    Production, consumption and reproduction in capitalism
    'Productive' and 'unproductive' labour
    Gender and the family in Capital
    'The Working Day' and 'Machinery and Large-Scale Industry'
    The effects of machinery on women
    Women and morality
    The dialectics of the struggle over the working-day
    Reprising the 'transformation' of the family in Capital
    Conclusion
    Marx's Journalism and Political Activities
    The Preston strikes and women's labour
    The Bulwer-Lytton scandal
    Women and the First International
    Marx and the Kugelmanns
    Women and the Paris Commune
    After the Commune
    Critique of the Gotha Programme
    Labour, nature, and wealth in the Critique of the Gotha Programme
    'The Programme of the Parti Ouvrier'
    Conclusion
    Patriarchy, Women's Oppression and Resistance: Comparing Marx and Engels on Gender and the Family in Precapitalist Societies
    Marx's notebooks and the history of Engels's The Origin of the Family
    Separating Marx from Engels
    Marx, feminism and dialectics
    Marx's notebooks in historical context
    Morgan's Ancient Society
    Marx's notes on Morgan
    The dialectics of the family
    Slavery, the patriarchal family, and monogamy
    Women's historical position and subjectivity
    Engels's Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
    Feminist responses to 'Origin of the Family'
    Unilinearism and economic determinism
    Similarities and differences on patriarchal society and its historical significance
    Engels's uncritical acceptance of Morgan and Bachofen on women's position in clan-societies
    Comparing Marx and Engels on gender and the family
    The Family, the State and Property-Rights: The Dialectics of Gender and the Family in Precapitalist Societies
    Maine's Lectures on the Early History of Institutions
    Marx's notes on Maine
    The patriarchal family and the clan
    Fosterage and the ancient-Irish family
    The position of women in ancient-Irish society
    Women's property-rights in Indian society
    Suttee in Indian society
    Marx's notebooks on Ludwig Lange's R�mische Alterth�mer
    Class-conflict, the development of the state and the position of women
    Arrogation, Patria Potestas and women
    Marriage and Manus
    Property and inheritance-rights
    Guardianship
    Conclusion
    Conclusion
    Evaluating Marx's work on gender and the family for today
    References
    Index

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