The Monogamous Family

“THE MONOGAMOUS FAMILY [...] is founded on male supremacy for the pronounced purpose of breeding children of indisputable paternal lineage. [...] Monogamy, then, does by no means enter history as a reconciliation of man and wife and still less as the highest form of marriage. On the contrary, it enters as the subjugation of one sex … Continue reading The Monogamous Family


Introduction to New Departures in Marxian Theory

“. . . As earlier anti-slavery movements eventually went beyond reformist demands for slaves to be treated better to arrive at the fundamental demand to abolish slavery per se, so Marxists go beyond the reformist critics of capitalism to demand its abolition as a class structure. If human beings must be free to be fully … Continue reading Introduction to New Departures in Marxian Theory

Althusser, The State Ideological Apparatuses

"In order to advance the theory of the State it is indispensable to take into account not only the distinction between state power and state apparatus, but also another reality which is clearly on the side of the (repressive) state apparatus, but must not be confused with it. I shall call this reality by its … Continue reading Althusser, The State Ideological Apparatuses

Ideological Hegemony

“These two levels [civil society and political society] correspond on the one hand to the function of “hegemony” which the dominant group exercises throughout society and on the other hand to that of “direct domination” or command exercised through the State and “juridical” government. The functions in question are precisely organisation and connective. The intellectuals … Continue reading Ideological Hegemony

Marxism and the Woman Question

“Most marxist analyses of women's position take as their question the relationship of women to the economic system, rather than that of women to men, apparently assuming the latter will be explained in their discussion of the former. All see women's oppression in our connection to production. Defining women as part of the working class, … Continue reading Marxism and the Woman Question