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Description - Exchange in Oceania by Per Hage

In their previous book, Structural Models in Anthropology, anthropologist Per Hage and mathematician Frank Harary used graph theory, a branch of pure mathematics, to develop a family of models for the study of social, symbolic, and cognitive relations. In this book the authors extend these models and apply them to the analysis of exchange structures in Oceania, presenting graph theory in a form accessible to the non-mathematical reader. Using ethnographic data from Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, they 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198277606
ISBN-10: 0198277601
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 143mm x 25mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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