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Remaking home economics : resourcefulness and innovation in changing times

Author: Gwen Kay; Sharon Y Nickols
Publisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interdisciplinary effort of scholars from history, women's studies, and family and consumer sciences, Remaking Home Economics covers the field's history of opening career opportunities for women and responding to domestic and social issues. Calls to "bring back home economics" miss the point that it never went away, say Sharon Y. Nickols and Gwen Kay-home economics has been remaking itself, in study and practice,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Remaking home economics.
Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014045431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwen Kay; Sharon Y Nickols
ISBN: 9780820348087 0820348082
OCLC Number: 910070611
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
I. HOME ECONOMICS PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND OUTREACH --
1. Knowledge, Mission, Practice: The Enduring Legacy of Home Economics --
2. Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives: Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences --
3. Home Economics in the Twentieth Century: A Case of Lost Identity? --
II. ACHIEVING WELL-BEING THROUGH FOOD AND CLOTHING --
4. Our Own Food: From Canning Clubs to Community Gardens --
5. Weighing in About Weight: Advisory Power in the Bureau of Home Economics --
6. From the War on Hunger to the Fight Against Obesity --
7. How Home Economists Taught American Women to Dress, 1910-1950 --
8. New Patterns for Women's Clothing: Consumption versus Sustainability --
III. RACE AND GENDER IN HOME ECONOMICS CAREERS --
9. "It Was a Special Time": African American Deans of Home Economics in Predominantly White, Comprehensive Universities, 1987-2004 --
10. "Cookin' with Gas": Home Economists in the Atlanta Natural Gas Industry, 1950-1995 --
11. Science Matters: Home Economics and STEM Fields of Study --
IV. HOME ECONOMICS IDENTITY AND CONTINUITY --
12. Changing Names, Keeping Identity --
13. Building a Legacy in Stone: Rocks in the Road --
14. Looking Around, Thinking Ahead --
Suggested Readings and Resources --
Contributors --
Index --
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Responsibility: edited by Sharon Y. Nickols and Gwen Kay.

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