Territory: A Short Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, 15 de abr de 2008 - 176 páginas
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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a short introduction 1 Entering the Territory of Territory
1
a short introduction 2 Disciplining and Undisciplining Territory
34
a short introduction 3 Human Territoriality and its Boundaries
70
a short introduction 4 Parsing Palisraelestine
102
a short introduction 5 Further Explorations
146
a short introduction Bibliography
153
a short introduction Index
163
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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).

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