Class Struggle and the Persistence of the Working-Class Family

  title={Class Struggle and the Persistence of the Working-Class Family},
  author={J. Humphries},
  journal={Cambridge Journal of Economics},
  • J. Humphries
  • Published 1977
  • Economics
  • Cambridge Journal of Economics
Marxist analyses have generally failed to explain the persistence of the working-class family as a central feature of capitalist social formations. The theoretical perspective of Marx and Engels denied that the kinship ties of the working class had any material basis, and led them to postulate the immanent decay of the traditional working-class family. More recently certain authors have attempted to remedy this deficiency and to explain the continued existence of the working-class family by… Expand
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