The field once known as home economics is alive, well and informing many other branches of knowledge, according to a new book co-edited by history professor and Honors Program Director Gwen Kay and Sharon Y. Nickols, dean and professor emerita at the University of Georgia. Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times (University of Georgia Press, 2015) looks at how the subject has evolved and expanded into “a multidisciplinary field” addressing “issues related to daily living by applying concepts from the physical and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and its own specialized areas of study,” they write in the introduction.
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