Creating Home Economics Futures: The Next 100 Years

Edited by Donna Pendergast, Sue L. T. McGregor & Kaija Turkki

Donna Pendergast, Sue L. T. McGregor & Kaija Turkki

Home Economics can be a dynamic tool to create a sustainable future. But to do that we have to discover future-making tools and renew our communication with others and with each other. In 2012, the World Congress of the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE), first established over 100 years ago, was hosted by Home Economics Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. As the profession commences its second century of influence, this collection from 34 international Congress contributors reflects the global nature of the profession and provides a platform for outlining what the future of Home Economics might look like. It clearly and eruditely shows that the promise of Home Economics is there for the future, if we work for it.

About the Editors

Donna Pendergast, Sue L. T. McGregor & Kaija Turkki

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 The next 100 years: Creating home economics futures - Donna Pendergast, Sue L. T. McGregor & Kaija Turkki
  • Chapter 2 The intention of Home Economics education: A powerful enabler for future proofing the profession - Donna Pendergast
  • Chapter 3 Bringing a Life-Centric Perspective to Influential Megatrends - Sue L. T. McGregor
  • Chapter 4 Home Economics: A Forum for Global Learning and Responsible Living - Kaija Turkki
  • Chapter 5 Home Economics in Past and Present - Perspectives for the Future. - Jette Benn
  • Chapter 6 History and Potential of Home Economics in the People's Republic of China - Peng Chen
  • Chapter 7 Deaths, disasters and tasty treats: Challenging public perceptions of Home Economics - Jay R. Deagon
  • Chapter 8 Clothing and crafting: A proposal for home economics under the perspective of solidarity and creative economy - Rita de Cássia Pereira Farias
  • Chapter 9 Writing new maps: Considering the phenomenological attitude as a theoretical frame for the future-orientated field of Home Economics - Henna Heinilä
  • Chapter 10 Considering an alternative route for Home economics: Education for a sustainable future - Karin Hjälmeskog
  • Chapter 11 From Ice Boxes to Smart Grids: Technology in the Homes of the Future - Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Christiane Pakula, Hester Steyn, Mira Ahn & Rainer Stamminger
  • Chapter 12 Everyday Life of Families in Global World - Hille Janhonen-Abruquah
  • Chapter 13 Home Economics, megacrises and continuity - Vuokko Jarva
  • Chapter 14 A Systems Approach to Food Future Proofs the Home Economics Profession - Jane Kolodinsky
  • Chapter 15 Sustainable Consumption through an Environmental Lens: Challenges and Opportunities for Home Economics - Sylvia Lorek & Stefan Wahlen
  • Chapter 16 Anchoring skills for sustainable development in vocational training curricula for Home Economics and hospitality-professions - Nancy Mattausch, Carola Strassner & Irmhild Kettschau
  • Chapter 17 Envisioning an African-centric higher education Home Economics curriculum - Lois R. Mberengwa & Fungai M. Mthombeni
  • Chapter 18 Food security, street food and family insecurity in Nigeria: Repositioning home economics in the 21st century - Nwakego Molokwu & Elizabeth M. Kembe
  • Chapter 19 What did we learn from the 3-11 disaster and how do we need to reconsider a sustainable life? - Midori Otake, Michio Miyano, Kei Sasai, Kuniko Sugiyama, Yoko Ito & Noriko Arai