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Human Territoriality : Its Theory and History - Robert David Sack

Human Territoriality

Its Theory and History

Paperback Published: 5th January 1987
ISBN: 9780521311809
Number Of Pages: 272

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First published in 1986, this book demonstrates that territoriality for humans is not an instinct, but a powerful and often indispensable geographical strategy used to control people and things by controlling area. This argument is developed by analysing the possible advantages and disadvantages that territoriality can provide, and by considering why some and not others arise at particular times. Major changes are explored in the relationships between territory and society from primitive times to the present day, with special attention to the distinctions between premodern and modern uses of space and territory. Specific analyses of the pre-modern uses of territoriality are provided by the history of the Catholic Church, and, for the modern context, by study of North American political territorial organization and the organization of factory, office, and home.

The meaning of territoriality
Historical models: territoriality, space, and time
The church
The American territorial system
The work place
Conclusion: society, territory, and space
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ISBN: 9780521311809
ISBN-10: 0521311802
Series: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th January 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4