Family and Consumer Science

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Family and Consumer Science is one of the more current names for what used to be called home economics. It involves the study of nutrition, cooking, parenting, interior decoration, textiles, and other useful aspects of home management.

Keeping the home in good working order has always been a demanding, time-consuming task. Because most societies were dominated by men who left this task to women, these societies tended to underrate the skill involved in keeping the home, even as they offered vague praise, laced with nostalgia, for homemakers.

Most of the best, most highly skilled homemakers never studied "family and consumer science" or even knew it by that name.


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