Oxford, Clarendon Press, first edition 1991. p
Excellent condition with very good, hardly marked, dust jacket over black cloth, with gold spine titles. Fine, untouched text block.
Anthropology meets graph theory in this landmark book that examines statistical links between regional dialects and behaviours in Oceanic societies
Important volume for the expert linguist.
Exchange in Oceania contains a rich and varied repertory of structural models applied to a fascinating array of exchange systems. The book will provide a sound general foundation for future research on exchange relations.
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.