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Time, space and culture in Swedish Home economics

Post-doc project This project focuses on time, space, and food culture, and how these are shaped by teachers’ words and actions in Home economics (HE).

Preliminary results indicate that HE risks being isolated in the school, but it has strong ties to the home – both the students’ current home and an imagined future home that functions as a template for teaching activities. Teachers experience time poverty in the subject, but this is not only due to a lack of hours. Cooking involves complex rhythms and students work at different paces, creating a situation of arrhythmia that makes teaching in HE a challenge.

Head of project

Ingela Bohm
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2018-02-01 2021-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science

Research area

Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science