What was the main focus of home economics at the turn of the century regarding women’s history?

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1) What was the main focus of home economics at the turn of the century regarding women’s history?

the main focus was on bringing professionalism into the field which means more careers for women and less womanhood domesticity which was mainly the only concept of home economics at the time.

2) What did Margaret Rossiter clarify regarding her brilliant piece of muckraking scholarship?

She pointed out that home economics is only seen as another gendered profession which can never get credit for its professionalism unless men step in the field. Her point was made clear as home economics received the institutional support and legitimacy in the 1960s only when men moved in the field.

 

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