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Hodder's Figure 9.2, Entangled, as network

posted on 2013-03-19, 17:44 authored by Shawn GrahamShawn Graham

Representing Hodder's 'tanglegram' (his Figure 9.2) as a mixed network (directed and undirected links). Other attributes could be added. Hodder writes in 'Entangled: An Archaeology of the Relationship between Humans and Things' that a 'tanglegram' cannot be represented as a network, since a network doesn't consider the nature of the relationships or nodes. This is not in fact the case. Representing these complex relationships as a network is quite possible, and allows the 'tanglegram' to actually become a object to query in its own right, rather than a suggestive illustration.