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Territory: A Short Introduction (Short Introductions to Geography)

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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.

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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.
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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.

Synopsis:

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.

  • A clear and accessible introduction to the complexities associated with the term "territory".

  • Provides an interdisciplinary survey of the many strands of research in the field.

  • Addresses specific areas including 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.

  • Stresses that our understanding of territory is inseparable from our understanding of power.

  • Uses Israel/Palestine as an extended illustrative case study.

  • The author’s strong legal and geographical background gives the work an authoritative perspective.

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.

Acknowledgments.

1 Entering the Territory of Territory.

2 Disciplining and Undisciplining Territory.

3 Human Territoriality and its Boundaries.

4 Parsing Palisraelestine.

5: Further Explorations.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405118316
Author:
Delaney, David
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Author:
Delaney, David L.
Author:
Delaney
Author:
David
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human territoriality.
Subject:
Hematology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Short Introductions to Geography
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.08x6.34x.73 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

  • A clear and accessible introduction to the complexities associated with the term "territory".

  • Provides an interdisciplinary survey of the many strands of research in the field.

  • Addresses specific areas including 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.

  • Stresses that our understanding of territory is inseparable from our understanding of power.

  • Uses Israel/Palestine as an extended illustrative case study.

  • The author’s strong legal and geographical background gives the work an authoritative perspective.

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