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Fridrih Engels i seljaštvo
Friedrich Engels and Peasantry

Author(s): Srđan Šljukić, Marica Šljukić
Subject(s): Agriculture, Economic history, Political history, Social history, Marxism, Politics and society, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, 19th Century, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Friedrich Engels; peasantry; revolution; rural commune; social democracy; sociology;
Summary/Abstract: While K. Marx, when it is about agrarian and rural, mostly dealt with the questions of commercial agriculture, like land rent, work force, etc, his associate F. Engels focused on social position, fate and role of peasantry in (past and expected) revolutions. In this paper we give a review of Engels’s views on peasantry, with an analysis and a critique. With his descriptions of the social position of the German, the French and the Russian peasantry, and of rural commune as one of the traditional institutions of rural society, Engels contributed to sociology. His claims that peasantry must disappear and that it is not capable to protect and promote their own interests, exert a significant influence upon the political practice in the socialist societies of the XX century.

  • Page Range: 221-238
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Serbian