Human Territoriality: Its Theory and History by Robert David SackHuman Territoriality: Its Theory and History by Robert David Sack

Human Territoriality: Its Theory and History

byRobert David Sack

Paperback | November 28, 1986

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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.
Title:Human Territoriality: Its Theory and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 28, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521311802

ISBN - 13:9780521311809


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The meaning of territoriality; 2. Theory; 3. Historical models: territoriality, space, and time; 4. The church; 5. The American territorial system; 6. The work place; 7. Conclusion: society, territory, and space; Indices.