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Home Economics Science and Arts

Managing Sustainable Everyday Life


Rosemarie von Schweitzer

The scientific mission of Home Economics is to make the case for a sustainable, responsible requirement-orientated everyday culture of solidarity of the genders and generations. These innate value concepts for research and teaching serve to define its disciplinary competence and lay the foundation for meaningful inter- and trans-disciplinary research and teaching. The «Personal and Social Systems Theory of Household Activities» is conceived as a self-contained scientific theory and methodology for university home economics research and education. As an applied science of great varieties of practice-oriented professions it offers the essential common foundation.
Contents: Evolution and human sustainable development – Home economics, ecotrophology and education – Female life and male ideas in the social-economic sciences – The personal and social system theory of household activities – Social functions of household systems – Challenges calling for inter- and trans-disciplinary research, teaching and politics.