Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America

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Home economics emerged at the turn of the twentieth century as a movement to train women to be more efficient household managers. At the same moment, American families began to consume many more goods and services than they produced. To guide women in this transition, professional home economists had two major goals: to teach women to assume their new roles as modern consumers and to communicate homemakers' needs to manufacturers and political leaders. Carolyn M. Goldstein charts the development of the profession from its ...

Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America 2014, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469622149

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Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America 2012, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807835531

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