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Capitalism and the transforming family unit: A marxist analysis

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Show simple item record Healy, Lisa 2019-07-23T09:04:25Z 2019-07-23T09:04:25Z 2009-11
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is concerned with the manner in which Marx envisages the nuclear family unit as being designed to support the continuity of the capitalist system and the positions of privilege it perpetuates. The suitability of the nuclear family structure for capitalism can in turn be utilised as a basis for understanding the manner in which the alternative family formation of lone parents, are constructed as an ‘other’ in society. It will be argued that discourses and state policies disadvantage lone parents, constructing them as an economic liability to the capitalist economy, which in turn operates to preserve capitalist interests by obscuring the structural barriers which impede workforce entry for this group. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;2(1), pp.18-35
dc.subject capitalism en_US
dc.subject lone parents en_US
dc.subject barriers en_US
dc.title Capitalism and the transforming family unit: A marxist analysis en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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