Abolition of the family: the most infamous feminist proposal

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In the 1970s, what Marx and Engels satirised as the most ‘infamous proposal of the communists’, the abolition of the family, becomes the most scandalous demand of feminists. Ever since then, numerous US feminists have tried to walk it back. This article revisits 1970s feminist family abolitionism and develops an argument for its contemporary relevance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weeks, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-2773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1464-7001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/14647001211015841

Citation Source

  • Scopus