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Sheet1 Page 1 Discussion Questions for the Origins of Patriarchy and Primitive Accumulation: 1. How does the study of the family structure and the relationship of sexes square with Marxist analysis of history (and particularly capitalism) that we are familiar from the Communist Manifesto and the Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy? 2. Define the following terms and how they are related to each other: Patriarchy Matrilinear descent Monogamy Private property Communal property Male supremacy 3. In which setting and among which class members is genuine love possible, according to Engels? Why? ruled, oppressor and oppressed, and thus inequality in social life? Through the analysis of which historical period(s) and which people(s) does he arrive at his theory?
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Unformatted text preview: and its applicability to studying gender inequality today. 7. What kind of determinism does Engels use in his thesis on the orgins of patriarchy? 8. What makes primitive accumulation different from capitalist accumulation? 9. Why is primitive accumulation a precondition for capitalist accumulation? 10. What is the relationship between wage-labor and capital? When do the means of production become capital? p 4. What is Engelsh argument about the emergence of classes, private property, rulers and 5. Please take a moment to formulate a reaction to Engelsh theory on the origins of patriarchy 6. What are the shortcomings of hmechanistic materialismh?...
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