Interested to learn about the origin of the patriarchy, the monogamous family, private property and the state? Then join us in our Marxism an Identity reading group this Saturday!
Our reading group continues this week. Given that last week we didn't mean, the reading stays the same. We will discuss Frederick Engels' famous work "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State", which discusses the transition from tribal society to so-called civilization, a transition accompanied by the development of the monogamous family, private property, the state and the patriarchy. We will also read Simone De Beauvoir's response to Engels from her seminal work "The Second Sex".
Here is the link to the reading. Prioritize reading the two prefaces and the sections on the Family, the Iroquois gens, the Rise of the Athenian State and Barbarism and Civilization. https://www.marxists.org/.../download/pdf/origin_family.pdf