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In the 1930s, the first cruises that were exclusively organized for the youth – the so-called Tarakan and Slamat journeys – took place in the Netherlands. The Dutch youth, boys and girls separated, sailed to Norway, Scotland and England to spend a week-long holiday on board and ashore. Based on the writings of journalists, this article states that traveling in the 1930’s is presented as a masculine activity. The youth cruises were narrated around ideas about differences between boys and girls. By emphasizing this distinction, the journalists gave meaning to the journeys. The reporting on the journeys is characterized by various narratives that reflect an ambivalent attitude towards modernity and dominant gender ideas. This research aims to complement the history of youth tourism, in which travels in the early twentieth century are rare. Moreover, it underlines that tourism reflects dominant gender ideas and that gender and tourism are therefore intertwined.
|Translated title of the contribution||'Girls who travel together are something different to boys who travel together': Youth cruises and gender in the 1930s|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Feb 2020|
- Youth Cruises
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Prof. dr. Warnsinck Fellowship
van der Zande, Iris (Recipient), 2017
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively › Academic
- 1 Talk or presentation (not at a conference)
Romantiek, volkseenheid en het individu. Jeugdreizen per schip in de jaren ’30 met het m.s. Tarakan en s.s. Slamat
Iris van der Zande (Speaker)23 Feb 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Talk or presentation (not at a conference) › Professional
The Cruise Tourist’s Corset: Gender, Space, and Mobility on Dutch Youth Cruises in the 1930svan der Zande, I. F., Dec 2022, Gender at Sea. van Netten, D., Buchheim, E., Carmichael, S., van den Elzen, S., Hoegen, E., Kamphuis, K., Reichgelt, M., Schulte Nordholt, L., Shahid, S., Wyffels, H. & van der Zande, I. (eds.). Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, p. 67-82 16 p. (Yearbook of Women's History, Vol. 41).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Academic › peer-review
De hoop van het vaderland: Cruisereizen voor Nederlandse jongens met het kampeerschip ms Tarakan in de jaren 1930van der Zande, I., 9 May 2019, In: Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis. 41, 1, p. 23-41 2.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review