Politics, tradition and structural Change: Fijian fertility in the twentieth century
The model of demographic transition maintains the currency of ideas of social evolution in demographic theory, with tradition and modernity considered to be inversely related. Together with local values regarding tradition, this construction of explanation portrays Fijian women as traditional people clinging for socio-economic and political reasons to a culturally-patterned pronatalism. Yet, in Fiji, there is little knowledge of how social changes encountered by people of any ethnic community...[Show more]
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