Mothers of the Taukei : Fijian women and 'the decrease of the race'
In the 1890s the British administration of Fiji commissioned an inquiry into the decrease of the indigenous population. Its subsequent report - a seminal text - figured Fijian women as both a cause and potential solution to the problem. This study explores what was said and done about Fijian women in the context of 'the decrease'. The first section addresses the epidemiological conditions which induced Fijian depopulation; and the political and intellectual factors which shaped a discourse...[Show more]
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