Communication, Kinship, and Classification Structures in Oceania
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Island Networks by Per Hage
Book DescriptionContrary to common perception and belief, most island societies of the Pacific were not isolated, but were connected to other island societies by relations of kinship and marriage, trade and tribute, language and history. Using network models from graph theory, the authors analyse the formation of island empires, the social basis of dialect groups, the emergence of economic and political centres, the evolution and devolution of social stratification and the evolution of kinship terminologies, marriage systems and descent groups from common historical prototypes. The book is at once a unique and important contribution to Oceania studies, anthropology and social network analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033213
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Per Hage
Island Networks, Hardback (October 1996)
Using network models from graph theory, this book analyses the formation of Pacific island empires.
Exchange in Oceania, Hardback (August 1991)
The authors demonstrate that the language, techniques, and theorems of graph theory provide the essential basis for the description, quantification, simulation, enumeration, and notation of the great variety of exchange forms actually found in Oceanic societies.
Structural Models in Anthropology, Paperback (February 1984)» View all books by Per Hage
Hage and Harary present a comprehensive introduction to the use of graph theory in social and cultural anthropology.
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