Engels-MarxJune16LectureOutline

Engels-MarxJune16LectureOutline - Development of...

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Development of Sociological Theory Manjusha Nair Frederick Engels (1820-1895) Biography of Engels o German philosopher, social theorist o Marx’s lifelong companion o Working class of Manchester o Co-authored Communist Manifesto o o Origin of family in 1884 o Never married Frederick Engels (1820-1895) Key Points o Capitalism , private property and female subjugation o o Monogamy and private property o Marxist Feminism o o In-class exercise Frederick Engels (1820-1895) o Marx’s precis of Ancient Society – a book by US scholar Lewis Henry Morgan published in 1877. o Engels set out to write a special treatise – which he saw as fulfilling Marx’s will. o Based on Marx’s precis, and some of Morgan’s factual material and conclusions. 1
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o He also made use of many and diverse data gleaned in his own studies of the history of Greece, Rome, Old Ireland, and the Ancient Germans. Frederick Engels (1820-1895) American Iroquois family o Martha, Isis, -----------children o Cole, Toad-------------children o Martha, Toad----------nephews and nieces Hawaiian Polynesian family o Martha, Isis, ----------- children o Cole, Toad------------children o Martha, Toad--------children Difference? Difference from contemporary family? o Frederick Engels (1820-1895) Conclusion o Polyandry and Polygamy existed o Children common to all o Frederick Engels (1820-1895) The Consanguine family o o All grand fathers and grandmothers husbands and wives of one another o Parents and children excluded 2
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o Brothers and sisters (all cousins) are also husbands and wives
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 300 DoST taught by Professor Nair during the Summer '10 term at Rutgers.

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