marxists view of family

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  • Marxists view of family
    • Zaretsky
      • prop for capitalism
      • agency of social control
      • agency of socialisation
      • unit of consumption
      • reduces bargaining power.
      • relieves and cushions alienation
    • Engels
      • monogamous marriage and the nuclear family developed with the emergence of private property (capitalism)
      • monogamous marriage also controlled the sexual behaviour of their wives.
        • able to ensure the legitimacy of their sons.
      • this was maintained through the process of primogeniture

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