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Will Fiscal Concessions Do the Trick

societies exhibit more concern and exert more control over fertile women than do communal societies." The subordination of women then takes place in this period of lineage societies. The lineage society is the period of the transition from communal property to private property. In the place of communal property (or, non-property) there is group property, the property of the clan. But this itself is realised in individual families, and in this realisation of group property the dominant lineages have a superior position. This is a form of the breakdown of communal property. Similarly, at the political level there is a concentration of political rights in the dominant lineages, but they do not as yet stand outside the society, and thus do not constitute a ruling class, properly so-called. Some rudimentary institutions of rule are established, but there is no administrative machinery or armed force standing above the people. At the level of the family, women's labour is the major part of social labour, but any accumulation from this labour takes place in the male line, and is thus outside the control of the women.

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