- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
Currently out of stock.
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Territory: A Short Introduction (Short Introductions to Geography)by David Delaney
Synopses & Reviews
This short introduction conveys the complexities associated with the term "territory" in a clear and accessible manner, and provides an interdisciplinary survey of the many strands of research in the field. Specific areas addressed include: interpretations of territorial structures; the relationship between territoriality and scale; the validity and fluidity of territory; and the practical social processes associated with territorial re-configurations.
David Delaney stresses that how we understand territory is inseparable from our understanding of power, including political power, economic power, and cultural power. In making sense of territory in this way, he presents an overview of how territory is understood across a range of perspectives. He also offers a close, critical reading of Robert Sack’s classic work, Human Territoriality: Its Theory and History. In an extended illustrative case study, the book explores how territoriality has unfolded in the context of Israel/Palestine.
Book News Annotation:
In this interdisciplinary study, Delaney (law, jurisprudence and social thought, Amherst College) examines the concept of territory, including the interpretations of territorial structures, the relationship between territoriality and scale, and the reasons why understanding of territory is inseparable from the concept of power. He offers a critical reading of Robert Sack's Human Territoriality: Its Theory and History, and uses as a case study of territoriality the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This short introduction conveys the complexities associated with the term territory in a clear and accessible manner. It surveys the field and brings theory to ground in the case of Palestine.
This short introduction conveys the complexities associated with the term "territory" in a clear and accessible manner. It surveys the field and brings theory to ground in the case of Palestine.
About the Author
David Delaney teaches in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College. He is the author of Race, Place and the Law: 1836–1948 (1998) and Law and Nature (2003), and co-editor of The Legal Geographies Reader (Blackwell, 2001).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
Series Editors' Preface.
1 Entering the Territory of Territory.
2 Disciplining and Undisciplining Territory.
3 Human Territoriality and its Boundaries.
4 Parsing Palisraelestine.
5: Further Explorations.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like