Frederick Engels, Social Reproduction, and the Problem of a Unitary Theory of Women’s Oppression in advance

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Blackledge, P (2018). Frederick Engels, Social Reproduction, and the Problem of a Unitary Theory of Women’s Oppression in advance. Social Theory and Practice. 44 (3), pp. 297-321.
AuthorsBlackledge, P
Abstract

In this paper I argue that Frederick Engels’s The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State remains a fundamental resource for anyone wanting to understand the oppression of women as a capitalist form. By re-examining the strengths and weaknesses of Engels’s historicisation of women’s oppression through the lens of the debates opened by second wave feminism, I argue that, once properly understood, we can overcome the limitations of Engels’s book to point to the kind of unitary theory of women’s oppression essential to a strategy adequate to the needs of the struggle for women’s liberation.

Keywords2201 Applied Ethics; 2203 Philosophy
Year2018
JournalSocial Theory and Practice
Journal citation44 (3), pp. 297-321
PublisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
ISSN0037-802X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.5840/soctheorpract20186439
Publication dates
Print06 Jun 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Jul 2018
Accepted06 May 2018
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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