Engels Revisited (Routledge Revivals)

Feminist Essays

Edited by Janet Sayers, Mary Evans, Nanneke Redclift

© 1987 – Routledge

182 pages

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About the Book

This reissued work, first published in 1987, examines the problematic and divisive attitudes which bourgeois and socialist feminists take to the question of the links between patriarchy and capitalism and the importance of class conflict as a major cause of women's subordination. Engels still occcupies a central role in this debate and feminists writing in the hundred years since the publication of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State frequently turn to this book in an attempt to find validation for their central argument.

The contributors to this volume reconsider Engels' theories and review evidence from those societies that have attempted to implement his belief that the key to the emancipation of women lies in their entry to social production.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Engels, Socialism, and feminism 2. The Origin of the Family: Born out of Scarcity not Wealth 3. Marxist and Non-Marxist Elements in Engels' Views on the Oppression of Women 4. For Engels: Psychoanalytic Perspectives 5. Engels: Materialism and Morality 6. Engels, Sexual Divisions and the Family 7. Rights in Women: Kinship, Culture and Materialism 8. Engels and the Making of Chinese Family Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL005000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies