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LLC323 Drama and its Literary Appreciation Sera’s Choice by Vilisoni Hereniko 1
A brief overview of societal and cultural factors in Fiji and Samoa helps to contextualise this play from a cultural studies perspective and provide an overview of the position of women in the two countries, Fiji and Samoa. Previously, the status of women in traditional Fijian societies were largely determined by cultural factors. As society under-went a transition from a highly traditional to a somewhat modern one, so did the position of women. 2
Through the introduction and reinforcement of the English aristocratic lifestyle, the impact of double colonisation on women in Fiji was, and in some cases still is extensive, particularly among women of upper classes. The impact of double colonisation on women in Fiji. Many of the changes and new perspective of the roles and status of women in contemporary Fijian society have been influenced by formal education, Christian beliefs and teachings, mass media and greater exposure to foreign values and cultures.

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