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Island Networks: Communication, Kinship, and Classification Structures in Oceania / Edition 1
     

Island Networks: Communication, Kinship, and Classification Structures in Oceania / Edition 1

by Per Hage, Frank Harary
 

ISBN-10: 052155232X

ISBN-13: 9780521552325

Pub. Date: 10/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Contrary 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 analyze the formation of island empires, dialect groups, economic and political centers; the

Overview

Contrary 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 analyze the formation of island empires, dialect groups, economic and political centers; the evolution and devolution of social stratification; and the development of kinship terminologies, marriage systems and descent groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552325
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series , #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables, and maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Island networks and graphs; 2. Trees; 3. The minimum spanning tree problem; 4. Search trees I; 5. Search trees II; 6. Centrality; 7. Dominating sets; 8. Digraphs; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.

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