A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai

A.K. 47 - Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations I

October 31, 2019 Season 2 Episode 10
A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations I
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A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations I
Oct 31, 2019 Season 2 Episode 10
Kristen R. Ghodsee

Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses part one of Alexandra Kollontai's 1921 essay, "Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations." This essay is a precursor to "Make Way for Winged Eros" where Kollontai develops her Marxist understanding of marriage and the family as being part of the ideological superstructure, which is determined by the base of economic relations. Kollontai argues that the demise of capitalism will usher forth new definitions of the family. She argues that the end of capitalist economic relations will mean an end to the present definition of the family, but will produce a new definition of family more suitable to a collective and more cooperative society.

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Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses part one of Alexandra Kollontai's 1921 essay, "Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations." This essay is a precursor to "Make Way for Winged Eros" where Kollontai develops her Marxist understanding of marriage and the family as being part of the ideological superstructure, which is determined by the base of economic relations. Kollontai argues that the demise of capitalism will usher forth new definitions of the family. She argues that the end of capitalist economic relations will mean an end to the present definition of the family, but will produce a new definition of family more suitable to a collective and more cooperative society.

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