SCHWIMMER TARO EXCHANGE
DESCRIPTION One 22-by-22 matrix, symmetric, binary.
BACKGROUND These data represent the relation of gift-giving (taro exchange) among 22 households in a Papuan village. Hage & Harary (1983) used them to illustrate a graph Hamiltonian cycle. Schwimmer points out how these ties function to define the appropriate persons to mediate the act of asking for or receiving assistance among group members.
REFERENCES Hage P. and Harary F. (1983). Structural models in anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Schwimmer E. (1973). Exchange in the social structure of the Orokaiva. New York: St Martins.