publication . Article . 2020

Social Network Analysis in Egyptology: Benefits, Methods and Limits

Vincent Chollier Chollier;
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  • Published: 21 Jan 2020 Journal: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, volume 105, pages 83-96 (issn: 0307-5133, eissn: 2514-0582, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; This article aims at presenting a methodology for Social Network Analysis (SNA) applied to Egyptology and ancient societies studies, with its benefits and issues. One of the big issues dealing with social relationships in ancient Egypt lies in the use of kinship terminology defining relations outside the family. In that sense, SNA allows researchers to partially set aside links values contrary to traditional genealogical studies, especially for the graphical projection. Thus, biological and social brothers do not have to be distinguished using this method, although this distinction is often impossible to do. It then presents an empirical ...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Connections, Egyptology, elite, genealogy, kinship, New Kingdom, Social Network Analysis, society, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [SHS.ART]Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, [SHS.SOCIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology, [SHS.ANTHRO-SE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology, Sociology, Ancient egypt, Epistemology, Kinship, Egyptology, Elite, Documentation, Centrality, Social network analysis, Kinship terminology
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