Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

Marx on Gender and the Family A Critical Study This the first book length study devoted exclusively to Marx s perspectives on gender and the family offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty first century concerns Although Marx s writi

  • Title: Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
  • Author: Heather Brown
  • ISBN: 9781608462780
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • This, the first book length study devoted exclusively to Marx s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty first century concerns Although Marx s writings sometimes exhibit sexism his work often transcends these phrases Brown studies his writings on gender, as well as his 1879 1882 notebooks on precapitalist societies andThis, the first book length study devoted exclusively to Marx s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty first century concerns Although Marx s writings sometimes exhibit sexism his work often transcends these phrases Brown studies his writings on gender, as well as his 1879 1882 notebooks on precapitalist societies and gender.

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    1. Highly recommended. Intriguing and very accessible for this type of material. See these reviews:"Brown’s Marx on Gender and the Family directly addresses feminists’ repeated criticisms of Marx and Engels’s supposed economic determinism, gender-blind categories, and focus on production at the expense of reproduction. Through extensive analysis of his books, political articles, and unpublished notes, Brown suggests that Marx made far more room for gender in his work than such critics have te [...]

    2. I read this book from a Marxian Men's Rights Advocate perspective. I was particularly interested in Brown's coverage of the notebooks by Marx, that Engels claimed he used in writing The Origin of the Family.Unfortunately, Brown does not cover these notebooks in any real depth. Maybe the notebooks doesn't allow for it, but we only get glimpses of what Marx might have thought. Brown does not present a Materialist theory of the family. Rather, as a feminist, she takes a fuzzy concept of Patriarchy [...]

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