"The Family, Sex & Marriage In England" by Lawrence Stone & "Condition of Working Class in England" by Engels Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"The Family, Sex & Marriage In England" by Lawrence Stone & "Condition of Working Class in England" by Engels
Compares works on causes & meaning of radical changes in home & male-female relations in England, 1500-1800.
# 11794 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 21, 2003 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)


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"Lawrence Stone, in The Family, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1500-1800, argues that the causes of radical changes in the home and in relations between men and women in England during those three centuries were manifold. Stone also argues that while some of the transformations were negative, most were positive and were precursors of elements which exist in free societies today. These conclusions on the part of Stone stand in stark contrast to the ideas of Friedrich Engels. In The Condition of the Working Class in England, Engels argues that the changes were almost wholly negative, and that the cause was singular---the dehumanizing, exploitative and alienating impact of capitalism in its early stages.
In terms of accuracy, Stone's thesis is more convincing than Engels', for the wide variety and dramatic nature of the changes..."

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