Drift en Koers: De levens van Hilda Verwey-Jonker (1908-2004)

Translated title of the contribution: Passion and Direction. : The lives of Hilda Verwey-Jonker (1908-2004).

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD thesis

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This PhD thesis focuses on the socialist, sociologist and feminist Dr Hilda Verwey-Jonker (1908-2004). In the introduction, I discuss Verwey-Jonker’s autobiography. The questions her memories provoke were the starting point for my research. I present the results of my investigations in 14 chapters, in which I give my view on her life. In the epilogue, I present answers to the questions Verwey-Jonker’s autobiography raises and connect them with the notion that women are not supposed to fight in public. I thus present a new explanation for the very slow entry of women into Dutch parliamentary politics.
Translated title of the contributionPassion and Direction. : The lives of Hilda Verwey-Jonker (1908-2004).
Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor (dr.)
Awarding Institution
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • te Velde , Henk , Promotor, External person
Award date24 Feb 2011
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Print ISBNs978 90 351 3379 2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • Political History
  • Gender
  • Sociology

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