African Americans in the Human Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities Edited by Vanessa Jackson, Jacqueline M. Holland, and Julia R. Miller Arline This book, published in July 2021 by Lexington Books, explores the role and experience of African American women scholars and educators in the field of human, family, and consumer sciences. Its five sections cover careers in education, the role of historically Black colleges and universities, opportunities and challenges brought about by the internationalization of the field, opportunities for new career paths in the human sciences, and the current and future role of technology. The contributors from a variety of backgrounds with experiences in research, teaching, outreach, and service. Taken together, the essays capture the vitality and diversity of knowledge that has, over time, assisted in transforming the field. The relevance of this book at this time of heightened racial awareness - in the U.S. and throughout the world - is without question. Reactions, insights, and ideas for our path forward must be shared. Proceeds from the book will go toward supporting scholarships for students. The book can be ordered from the publisher at rowman.com/ISBN/9781793648945/African-Americans-in-the-Human-Sciences-Challenges-and-Opportunities
The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live Available now at: wwnorton.com/books/9781324004493
People working in family and consumer sciences still contend with the “stitching and stirring” stereotype. But that assumption obscures the story of the revolutionary science of better living. Home economics exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and opening jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and businesspeople. And it has something to teach us today.In the surprising, often fiercely feminist and always fascinating The Secret History of Home Economics, Danielle Dreilinger traces the field’s history from Black colleges to Eleanor Roosevelt to Okinawa, from a Betty Crocker brigade to DIY techies. This groundbreaking and engaging history restores a denigrated subject to its rightful importance, as it reminds us that everyone should learn how to cook a meal, balance their account, and fight for a better world.