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Thursday, July 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Origin of Family, Private Property and the State

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Frederick Engels' The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State is a foundational Marxist text on the roots of women's oppression and the role of the family in modern society.  Linking the rise of the nuclear family as an economic unit to the rise of class society itself, Engels argues that with socialism and the abolition of private property, the family as we know it will also be abolished.  While subsequent Marxists and feminists authors have enhanced our understanding of the role of the family since Marx and Engels time, this book provides a revolutionary starting point for understanding these questions.  

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:

Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Friedrich Engels
Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study by Heather Brown

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Lucy Herschel

Lucy Herschel is an activists and socialist based in Queens, NY.  She is a paralegal working in indigent criminal defense and a delegate in 1199SEIU.

Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Field C